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Life after Capitalism

July 8th, 2011  |  Source: Project Syndicate.Org

In 1995, I published a book called The World After Communism. Today, I wonder whether there will be a world after capitalism.

Capital is Fuel in the Social Capital Market

June 29th, 2011  |  Source: socialcapitalmarkets.net


Capital is fuel for changing the world in the social capital market. Do-gooders often look upon capitalism with horror as a wild force of nature.  But capital is not untamable: it is a tool that we created, and that can be put back under our control. To paraphrase the proverb: the past decade has shown us that those who seek money without meaning are dangerous, but those who seek meaning without capital are limited in their ability to scale.

Appetite for Change

June 24th, 2011  |  Source: SustainAbility

Reinventing the Global Food System

The global food system is under scrutiny for environmental impacts including habitat degradation, greenhouse gas emissions and freshwater use. Half the world’s farmers go hungry, while around a billion people are clinically obese. Demand for food is growing and yields are falling. Radical and rapid systemic change is required.

Why Aid Organizations Inflate Their Numbers

June 10th, 2011  |  Source: Foreign Policy

Grave Inflation A new report on the Haiti earthquake reminds again that, for aid groups, more casualties means more funding

Europe should not control the IMF

May 25th, 2011  |  Source: FT.com


A New Social Venture Takes the Lead from Toms Shoes to Fight Child Hunger

May 25th, 2011  |  Source: Entrepreneur.com


Two Degrees addresses malnutrition in developing countries with a get-one, give-one sales approach.

The $300 House Open Innovation Challenge

April 28th, 2011  |  Source: Christian Sarkar

Applying the world’s business brains to housing the poor

African agriculture and Diaspora Bonds

March 30th, 2011  |  Source: NYT

HERE’S a statistic you may not be aware of: about 50 percent of the world’s uncultivated, arable land is in Africa. This abundance of potential farmland offers Africa the opportunity to feed itself and to help feed the rest of the globe. But consider another statistic: because of poor roads and a lack of storage, African farmers can lose up to 50 percent of their crop just trying to get it to market.

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