To his credit, Gates is a remarkable philanthropist, and his generosity certainly sets a bold standard for all wealthy people to emulate. Nevertheless, his appears blind to the genuine suffering of people who endure poverty, even in the wealthiest countries on Earth.
Let's take a look at the authors of the robust, globally-competitive, chicken-in-every-pot plan -- probably some teachers, right?
There are initiatives underway in the sector of philanthropy that are not top-down, but ingenious, effective, and inspiring. We need to bring more attention to these efforts, in order to spur a new and vigorous approach to more effective giving around the world.
Two reports on global inequality made headlines recently, putting a spotlight on an oft-neglected topic. As the world's movers and shakers flock to Davos for the World Economic Forum, these reports describe two different situations, in essence "the best of times" and the "worst of times."
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Extreme poverty has dropped by half since 1990. In that same time, the number of children who die each year has plummeted more than 40 percent.
President Obama would have saved himself a great deal of aggravation if he had consulted with former secretaries of state George Shultz and James Baker, whose memoirs record their difficulties with Gates' attempts to weaken their policies and their diplomacy.
If Bill Gates really wanted AEI to critically address problems associated with CCSS, it would not have paid AEI to do so two years following CCSS completion. No, no. This is no critical appraisal of CCSS. This is CCSS promotion.
This year, like recent years, saw some continuation of big trends: with a few exceptions, the international policy community keeps failing to come to a meaningful agreement on climate change.
Today, pause, take time to step away from your busyness, feel your inspirations, be compelled by your greatest intention, allow your gifts to rise. Write them down. Put them to "work!"
Charity is not justice, and the conspicuous glare of charity is blinding us to injustice.
At the risk of stating the obvious, there's a fox in the Obamacare hen house. It comes in the form of House Republican leaders, Senate Minority detractors and rich surrogates like the Koch Brothers and their Americans for Prosperity storefront.
Top U.S. entrepreneurs gathered at the United Nations Headquarters in NYC last month with Empact100, a nonprofit that connects disruptive innovators.
Schools have a lot to learn from business about how to improve performance Bill Gates declared in an op ed in the Wall Street Journal in 2011. He pointed to his own company as a worthy model for public schools.
The "Regents Research Fund" fellows are a private think tank embedded in the public education department that is defining education for New York's 3.1 million public school students.
While we applaud Senator Warren and Paul Krugman for their unequivocal stance not to cut but to expand the benefits of social security, we believe we can be much bolder.