Paul Collier: 4 ways to improve the lives of the “bottom billion”

And again a talk at TED in my Blog Action Day Week:

Paul Collier proposes a simple idea to help poorer countries develop by comparing the help for those countries in Africa to post-war Europe.

Please take a look at the right side of the post. Kiva is a micro-lending organization recommended by the Blog Action Day site. It helps people in poor countries to get a small business running by organizing a small loan from people in richer countries. If you want to learn more about Kiva, please visit their site.

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Hans Rosling: Debunking third-world myths with the best stats you’ve ever seen

I decided to join the Blog Action Day. But instead of posting only on October 15, 2008, the actual Blog Action Day, I will cover this year’s theme "Poverty" the whole week starting with a great TED talk again.

Swedish professor Hans Rosling makes the data come to live by some animations, commenting it like a sports game.

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Bill Cosby: Grandparents

Again, for the weekend I have something funny for you: Bill Cosby about his parents.

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Joseph Mercola: Do not stop smoking

Dr. Mercola has some strange advices when it comes to common questions.

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Neal Stephenson: Bending Genres, Ending Genres

Neal Stephenson, author of  "Cryptonomicon" and "Snow Crash", talks about the differences between the mundane and SF world in his interesting lecture Bending Genres, Ending Genre.

Found at Integral Options.

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