Tag Archives: Development

Happy Birthday to the 7 billionth person!

TweetHave you heard? The world population hits 7 billion today! Conflicting reports put the 7 billionth baby as having been born in a few different places (The Philippines! India! China!) but it matters little to me: for the most part the milestone is symbolic. So .. what of it? Behind all the rhetoric and symbolism, [...]
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Where hip gear and global economic development meet

TweetMy column this week is on the one-to-one businesses, TOMS being the most well-known, sprouting up all over the place. But before you go shoe shopping with a big, guiltless smile on your well-intentioned face, read a bit about some of the important distinctions between different types of approaches. An excerpt: To begin with, giving [...]
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The poverty lab

TweetI’ve been trying to catch up on my New Yorkers the past few days; I don’t love it’s elitism, but totally dig that it’s still publishing long form profiles and the like. The fact that I’m just getting to the May 17 edition should tell you something about my spring/summer. Anyway, forgive me for being [...]
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