Unfortunately that's not true. After all, we don't expect our multi-billionaire types to be that innovative. But if Gates really did want to help the world, it's hard to envision a better use of $1 billion or so of his money than to post this sort of prize, especially at a time when needless austerity is threatening the survival of the European Union.
The Brexit vote does not herald the possible beginning of a EU breakup, not by any means. It does mean, however, ... that both Great Britain, and the EU specifically and the global economy in general, are in for a period of prolonged uncertainty and instability that will not be resolved anytime soon.
Hardly was the ink dry after the agreement July 17 between Greece and its creditors before columnists, commentators, economists and politicians jumped to far reaching conclusions: Greece would never make it. But often overlooked is the plain fact that the destiny of nations rests with the people -- Greece is no exception.