Category Archives: Poverty and Development

Global vs Personal Priorities – DON’T keep mixing them up people!


Major breakthrough today in my confusion about why everybody gets so angry at me for suggesting the obvious – that we are pretty selfish, and than many of the concerns that today masquerade as “selfless” are in fact … selfish … Continue reading

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Cuba and the Human Development Index


Cuba’s economic failures are now in the spotlight as they finally realize they need to change their socialist nightmare economy into something more … sustainable.    But Cuba’s problems are too often cited without a recognition of the success they … Continue reading

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Feeling Good vs Doing Good


It seems these days I’m often pissing off friends and family for suggesting something that, frankly, is pretty obvious.     Most of what passes as “doing good” these days are activities that make the feel-gooders feel good about themselves, … Continue reading

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Misplaced compassion … kills


One of the most obvious things I assert is also the thing that bothers people the most.   It’s that most of us tend to fret or show  compassion over trivial or questionable things while we ignore the catastrophic circumstances … Continue reading

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Hope for Haiti Concert – Beyonce


Donate Now: 1-877-99-HAITI in US/Canada, or go to http://www.hopeforhaitinow.org http://www.mtv.com/videos/misc/474738/beyonce-halo-live.jhtml The music from this concert was pretty amazing, and if you buy it from iTunes it’ll help Haitians recover from what now appears to be one of the greatest natural … Continue reading

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Cost Benefit Analysis and the Environment


One of the most interesting topics right now is how to allocate risks and costs with respect to environmental problems like climate change.    I’m having an email discussion with my good pal John and thought I’d bring some of … Continue reading

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