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Social Experiments to Fight Poverty – Esther Duflo

Social Experiments to Fight Poverty – Esther Duflo

Esther Duflo is a French economist and professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Specializing in development economics, Duflo focuses on the causes of poverty, as well as practical and effective solutions to eradicate it. In her most recent TED Talk, Duflo questions the impact of aid. While it is unlikely that we will ever […]

Hans Rosling's New Insights On Poverty

Hans Rosling’s New Insights On Poverty

Hans Rosling, doctor and researcher, seeks to change perceptions about the developing world and dispel myths and common misperceptions. In his latest TED Talk, Rosling shows trends in health and economics, ultimately seeking to explain how countries are pulling themselves out of poverty. The dimensions of development, or the tools necessary to move away from […]

Dead Aid by Dambisa Moyo

Dead Aid – Dambisa Moyo

In direct contention with the pervading assumption that international aid is critical for the survival and eventual growth of the most impoverished countries, Dambisa Moyo contends that aid has actually inhibited these countries from achieving sustainable economic growth. Instead of providing a basic level of sustenance for a country, aid encourages corruption and locks a country into […]

Stopping Global Population Growth - Hans Rosling

Stopping Global Population Growth – Hans Rosling

As the developer of the Gapminder software as well as having delivered five previous Ted Talks, Hans Rosling has become an authoritative voice on global health and development statistics. Furthermore, his presentations are always riveting. In his most recent Ted Talk, Rosling discusses the global population growth since 1960 and how the popular distinction between the “West and the Rest” is […]