Today I Thought I’d Save the World

Today I thought I’d save the world. Save the world? Save it from what? Death? Disease? Mortality? Hunger? Is living forever really what we’re after? The eternal curse of pursuing happiness? Today I thought I’d save the world. What does the earth need saving from? Tornadoes, earthquakes, hurricanes? It’s hard to save the physical planet …

Developing Countries

The term “developing countries” should not be used to describe “improvised” countries in a “politically correct” way. The phrase is really only helpful for denoting how particularly economy-centric nations (usually in “the West”) have been conditioned to think about the rest of the world. To quote Brendan Rigby: …if we continue to use outdated and …

When the Best Ideas Fail

Years ago we were thrilled and inspired by the concept of microcredit and microfinance enterprise in developing countries. At last, we rejoiced, a response to poverty that truly makes a difference — something we can fully invest ourselves in! I myself have even spent hours trying to convince people to invest in microfinance.1 And now, …