"Waiting for 'Superman' " may well perform a valuable service by shining light on a long-neglected issue. But I can't help but focus on the fact that it seems flawed in its two principal policy arguments.
Wall Street starts a worldwide recession and donors are contributing less money than ever to the ambitious UN plan to slash poverty. But the world body nonetheless believes it can garner a startling $40 billion in new money.
The next five years offer a historic opportunity to have an impact on the health and welfare of people in the developing world. Even in the face of tough economic times across the globe, I am optimistic.