At this critical moment in history, when it is easier than ever before to reach out, touch, and shape another person's life, we have fewer excuses to not contribute to re-shaping our world for the better.
Bigger may be better in Texas; but for the rest of us, small steps are all it takes to make a difference. I've searched the depths of the web for the smallest big ideas that help everyday citizens make an impact.
The rescue of the bottom billion is only a reality if Mr. Sachs and Mr. Easterly put their outstanding intellectual skills to work instead of trying to win a debate that academics will perpetuate so long as they exist.
What began as a philanthropic movement to empower the working poor has evolved into a new class of social entrepreneurs who have shown that capitalism can generate significant returns in every sense of the word.
Tonight, I've planned a birthday party with a twist: Instead of plying me with drinks 'til I'm wobbly, I've invited friends and colleagues to donate the equivalent sum to some of my favorite charities.
What is the point of microfinancing the poor build up small businesses if it is only to eventually provide wealthy, Western-owned businesses and individuals with even a larger share of the world's wealth?