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Side-stepping the Law of Unintended Consequences
Journalist; Writer; Broadcaster; and Human Rights Campaigner
The problem of the unintended consequences that can happen when we try to effect positive change is the subject of a new book published this month.
Filipino Entrepreneurs Share Stories of Typhoon Recovery
It's been six months since Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most powerful typhoons ever recorded, tore through the Philippines and displaced 4 million people.
Micro-Business Is the Backbone of the U.S.
CEO, California Association for Micro Enterprise Opportunity
Investment in the micro-business field is less than 3 percent of what's invested by venture capitalists. Most efforts to help entrepreneurs are focused on high growth businesses.
Growing Democracy: Lessons From Ghana
Courtenay Cabot Venton
International Development Economist
The clues are there: Democracy stands a chance when leaders in emerging economies can see their way to subordinating ethnic, religious and class differences and put the economy first.
The Fallacy of the Talented Tenth
Director, Foreign Policy In Focus and Editor, LobeLog; Author ...
When will we wean ourselves of the delusion that a talented tenth - be they entrepreneurs or technocrats or pundits - will deliver us from poverty and the other ills of the world?
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