Researchers at the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative at the University of Oxford have created a new way of measuring poverty which takes into account more factors than income. Called the “Multidimensional Poverty Index”, it includes factors such as: Does a family have a dirt or dung floor? Do they have a decent toilet/latrine?… Continue reading A better measure of global poverty?
Walt Ratterman died during the earthquake in Haiti. “He has personally brought light to thousands of people around the world.” Read about his work and see pictures
Bjorn Lomborg of the Copenhagen Consensus (see my previous post on Priorities for helping the world’s poor), posted an OpEd in today’s WSJ entitled “The View from Vanuatu on Climate Change“. Vanuatu politicians have been some of the most vocal proponents of carbon cuts to prevent global warming destructive impacts on his country. Rather than… Continue reading What poor people really want
China Shakes The World: The Rise of A Hungry Nation by James Kynge I picked up this book to increase my understanding of how things work inside of the fast-growing economy and most populist country in the world. Kynge was the China Bureau Chief for the Financial Times from 1998 to 2005 providing him a… Continue reading China Shakes The World book review
The World is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Friedman Friedman is the foreign affairs columnist for The New York Times. So, recipe he gets to talk with lots of people around the world from the most senior government officials to academics to business leaders. His book The Lexus and the… Continue reading The World is Flat book review