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Profit: A dirty word?

Is it okay to profit off the poor?  I, along with a number of other development junkies, debated this point over Twitter on Friday.  It came at the behest of the inimitable Matthew Bishop, co-author of Philanthrocapitalism. He did so following a blog post he and co-author Michael Green wrote following Muhammad Yunus’s reaction over [...]
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Bill Gates: No Health, No Education, No Entrepreneurship

I attended the 92nd Street Y‘s talk with the Economist’s Matthew Bishop talking to billanthropist Bill Gates. It was an interesting exchange inspired by the concepts in Matthew & Michael Green’s book Philanthrocapitalism. In the first half, Bill Gates talked a lot about the urgent need to eradicate malaria, polio and AIDS. He spent the [...]
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