Humanitarian ideals, and a lack thereof, play an important role in shaping world politics. But why do governments display idealism sometimes and abandonment at others? And does justice always need to come so slow?
Busy people, dieters, the poor and the lonely may all have something in common – having too little. Whether it's time, calories, money or friends, a dearth of resources can shape decision-making processes and ways of life.
Nearly 250 years ago, the world began experiencing sustained progress. Since then, health and living standards have transformed our lives making the world a much better place than it used to be. But escapes from destitution have left gaping inequalities between people and between nations.