#168 - Life risk-management | Curio

#168 - Life risk-management

18 mins | Mar 17, 2022

Today's episode from 17th March 2022. Up first: After Russian bombs destroyed a maternity hospital in Ukraine, there's been greater focus on how Ukraine is a world leader in surrogacy. We hear of the plight of pregnant women stranded in a war zone and the race to help them escape. Then later, the pandemic and war have made us all realise how unpredictable life can be, so how can we best manage this? We hear an economist's take on risk management that you can adapt to your life. As the second-most popular international surrogacy destination, the birthing arrangement is big business in Ukraine. Usually, parents must travel to the country to claim their baby, but as war tears through the nation, some surrogate mothers have become unreachable. For The Wall Street Journal, Isabel Coles explores the perilous journeys facing surrogate mothers and the extreme lengths to which some biological parents try to retrieve their newborns. Technology and big data have allowed us to minimize specific threats in our lives, but nasty surprises like pandemics and war show us that flexibility is the real key. For Bloomberg Opinion, Allison Schrager argues that the new world order needs to manage uncertainty by promoting flexibility and not taking too many risks. Wake up with Curio is a different kind of morning show that gives you the context behind the news and gets you motivated for the day ahead, every Monday - Friday.

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