Monday, July 23, 2007

Design for the other 90%

(Via PSD Blog), a fantastic story and video in the NYT about the concept of design for development. I will see the exhibit at the Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum in New York, as the Design for the other 90% exhibit it is there until September 23.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Collier joins the debate

The Sachs versus Easterly debate expands! This is good as I was beginning to think it needed some fresh insight. Paul Collier's new book, The Bottom Billion, according to the Time's Sunday Book Review last week, is a must read and a better book than either of the recent efforts of Sachs or Easterly.

The Financial Times summarizes:
So what else is needed to help countries in the bottom billion? Collier makes three suggestions: first, military intervention; second, laws, statutes and charters for improved governance; and, third, trade preferences.

Controversial, but given the debate needs some news ideas. Waiting for my copy...