eric galbraith

Happiness really does come for free

Published: 8Feb2021

Economic growth is often prescribed as a sure way of increasing the well-being of people in low-income countries, but a study led by McGill and the Institute of Environmental Sciences and...

Sustainably managed fisheries provide a safeguard against global food insecurity

Published: 4Dec2020

Thanks to the pandemic, we know just how quickly food can disappear from supermarket shelves. But it is hard to gauge the vulnerability of our food production system as a whole to abrupt changes,...

Big data reveals extraordinary unity underlying life’s diversity

Published: 7Oct2019

The diversity of life is staggering. From microscopic algae to elephants, life has devised countless ways to thrive in every environment on the planet. But while biologists have tended to focus on...

Global well-being in coming decades hinges on non-material factors

Published: 4Feb2019

To improve people’s well-being as much as possible in coming decades, policy makers should look beyond narrow economic calculations and prioritize non-material factors when making big decisions.

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