Tag Archives: Qatar

The Post-Mortem Mystery: Determining “Cause of Death” Among Migrant Workers

In the last few decades, SIDS, or sudden infant death syndrome, has entered the public lexicon and changed the way parents put their infants to bed. But a whole group of conditions known as sudden unexpected death syndrome (SUDS), sudden unexpected nocturnal death syndrome (SUNDS), sudden adult death syndrome (SADS) are far lesser known. These conditions are all […]

The trouble with Qatar: When countries both profit from and reduce global income inequality

In a recent article for The New Republic, Eric A. Posner and Glen Weyl make a bold proposition about the role of migration in decreasing global inequality. Citing data that compares internal inequality with impact on global inequality between OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) and GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) countries, they argue that […]

Blame Game: Migrant Workers and the 2022 World Cup

The latest update in the controversy leading up to Qatar’s 2022 World Cup comes from reports that workers are now participating in a “Workers Cup,” which began this week.  In the tournament, put on jointly by the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy and the Qatar Stars League, 24 teams of laborers employed by World […]