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Lobbying groups spend big when lawmakers are honored

July 12th, 2011  |  Source: Sunlight Foundation


Honorary fees top $50 million over past two years

The Future of Africa | A Multi Book Project

July 11th, 2011  |  Source: Africa Unchained

Co-Founded by Diaby Mohamed of Kamos Limited, the The Future of Africa Project states the following:

Desperate efforts by governments to widen the socio-economic factors in Africa are likely to become a fiasco if adequate attention is not given to creative successful entrepreneurs.

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.

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

The $300 House Open Innovation Challenge

April 28th, 2011  |  Source: Christian Sarkar

Applying the world’s business brains to housing the poor

Three Cups of BS

April 22nd, 2011  |  Source: Foreign Policy


Greg Mortenson's school-building plan was never a good idea


Fraud Plagues Global Health Fund

January 23rd, 2011  |  Source: HuffPo/AP

A $21.7 billion development fund backed by celebrities and hailed as an alternative to the bureaucracy of the United Nations sees as much as two-thirds of some grants eaten up by corruption, The Associated Press has learned.

Much of the money is accounted for with forged documents or improper bookkeeping, indicating it was pocketed, investigators for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria say. Donated prescription drugs wind up being sold on the black market.


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