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Nick Kristof & a few do-gooders

Nicholas Kristof is among today’s great writers.  I was instantly mesmerized when he transitioned from daily reporting in China to the New York Times op-ed page. Just consider this excellent piece “Cassandra Speaks” written in March 2003 on the eve of the Bush invasion of Iraq.  It thoughtfully questions the wisdom of the invasion, using [...]
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A Savings Revolution Sparked (Already…)

It is time for the global microsavings movement Nick Kristof. In this column Kristof talks about “one of the ugly secretes of global poverty” which “is that a good deal of suffering is caused not only by low incomes but also by bad spending decisions.” That’s because most people in the developing world don’t have [...]
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The Decent Technology

In today’s New York Times, David Brooks laments the decline in decency in this age of technology. He writes that the wired world encourages “an attitude of contingency,” and “an atmosphere of general disenchantment,” when it comes to dating.  In the mating race, he says, have become comparison shoppers. My question is: what’s wrong with [...]
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