unlockingsolutions: The BBC World Business...
All he sees is need, and he sees no need to reason out the need for the need.– On Nicholas Kristof, from an unbelievably important piece on the “White Savior Industrial Complex,” by novelist Teju Cole.
One is a religious fanatic railing against... →
Oh, Foreign Policy. Not the most original, but that is a superb lede. It doesn’t make up for the sensationalist/establishmentarian hole you’ve been digging for yourself, but credit should go where credit is due. Bravo.
For starters, if Roodman is right, I’m a liar, or at least, a misinformed...– Randall Kempner, executive director of the Aspen Institute of Development Entrepreneurs, comes to terms with the harsh (but not too grim) reality behind the shimmering facade of microfinance as poverty reduction. (via Harvard Business Review)
The increase in the wages of labour necessarily... →
Adam Smith, Wealth of Nations, Book I, Chapter 8, Paragraph 56. Basically saying higher wages leads to greater innovation, which in Smith’s time specifically helped fuel the industrial revolution.
Our systems do not adapt & experiment very naturally. It actually takes very...– Tim Harford, in today’s edition of Development Drums hosted by Owen Barder.
In the Catholic church where I was raised, pride, arrogance and an overinflated...– A mother who would have lost her child at birth in Rick Santorum’s version of America. Never in my adult life have I been this close to skipping Ash Wednesday Mass.
It's time you read Kathryn Mathers' articulate... →
dailyro: “Suddenly there were no conversations about new democracies in Africa, or investment opportunities; the potential consumers were represented as too sick to labor, let alone to shop. This became the burden of caring Americans whose consumption practices can give a sick child in Africa ARVs or provide mosquito nets against the ravages of malaria.” “That is why Kristof’s stories about...
As a matter of logic, if the only standard you are... →
Brilliant stuff on corporate social responsibility from Richard Thaler.
An HR Lesson From Steve Jobs: If You Want Change... →
Ohhhh, a pirate’s life is a wonderful life, a-rovin’ over the sea…give me a career as a buccaneer it’s the life of a pirate for me…Oh the life of a pirate for me!