In case you haven't seen it, Foreign Policy magazine recently announced its Top 100 Global Thinkers of 2013. These movers, the piece accompanying the list notes, "have made a measurable difference in politics, business, technology, the arts, the sciences, and more" this year. Stanford Medicine's Sanjay Basu, MD, PhD, was named one of the top thinkers - alongside luminaries such as Angela Merkel, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and Pope Francis. Basu and University of Oxford's David Stuckler, MPH, PhD, are being honored for research on the public health effects of different economic policy responses to the recession - or as the magazine puts it, "for warning that austerity can be deadly."
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