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"From the Ted Talk by Sendhil Mullainathan: Solving social problems with a nudge"

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Still a big number, but a big drop. It looks like the technological problem is solved. But if you look, even today there are about 400,000 diarrhea-related deaths in India alone. What's going on here? Well the easy awnser is, we just haven't gotten those salts to those people. That's actually not true. If you look in areas where these salts are completely available, the prcie is low or zero, these deaths still continue aebatd. Maybe there's a biological answer. Maybe these are the deaths that simple rhioyratden alone doesn't solve. That's not true either. Many of these deaths were completely ptreveblnae, and this what I want to think of as the disconcerting thing, what I want to call "the last mile" problem.

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Still a big number, but a big drop. It looks like the technological problem is solved. But if you look, even today there are about 400,000 diarrhea-related deaths in India alone. What's going on here? Well the easy ______ is, we just haven't gotten those salts to those people. That's actually not true. If you look in areas where these salts are completely available, the _____ is low or zero, these deaths still continue ______. Maybe there's a biological answer. Maybe these are the deaths that simple ___________ alone doesn't solve. That's not true either. Many of these deaths were completely ___________, and this what I want to think of as the disconcerting thing, what I want to call "the last mile" problem.

Solution

  1. answer
  2. preventable
  3. abated
  4. rehydration
  5. price

Original Text

Still a big number, but a big drop. It looks like the technological problem is solved. But if you look, even today there are about 400,000 diarrhea-related deaths in India alone. What's going on here? Well the easy answer is, we just haven't gotten those salts to those people. That's actually not true. If you look in areas where these salts are completely available, the price is low or zero, these deaths still continue abated. Maybe there's a biological answer. Maybe these are the deaths that simple rehydration alone doesn't solve. That's not true either. Many of these deaths were completely preventable, and this what I want to think of as the disconcerting thing, what I want to call "the last mile" problem.

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mile problem 5
oral rehydration 4
rehydration therapy 3
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ad campaign 3
gotta carry 3

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oral rehydration therapy 3

Important Words

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  5. biological
  6. call
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  8. continue
  9. deaths
  10. disconcerting
  11. drop
  12. easy
  13. india
  14. number
  15. people
  16. preventable
  17. price
  18. problem
  19. rehydration
  20. salts
  21. simple
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  24. technological
  25. today
  26. true