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.