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Ann Cooper talks school lunches – Ann Cooper

Speaking at the 2007 EG conference, "renegade lunch lady" Ann Cooper talks about the coming revolution in the way kids eat at school — local, sustainable, seasonal and even educational… Read more »

Paul Collier on the "bottom billion" – Paul Collier

Around the world right now, one billion people are trapped in poor or failing countries. How can we help them? Economist Paul Collier lays out a bold, compassionate plan for… Read more »

Alisa Miller shares the news about the news – Alisa Miller

Alisa Miller, head of Public Radio International, talks about why — though we want to know more about the world than ever — the US media is actually showing less…. Read more »

Yochai Benkler on the new open-source economics – Yochai Benkler

Yochai Benkler explains how collaborative projects like Wikipedia and Linux represent the next stage of human organization.

Eleni Gabre-Madhin on Ethiopian economics – Eleni Gabre-Madhin

Economist Eleni Gabre-Madhin outlines her ambitious vision to found the first commodities market in Ethiopia. Her plan would create wealth, minimize risk for farmers and turn the world's largest recipient… Read more »

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on aid versus trade – Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the former finance minister of Nigeria, sums up four days of intense discussion on aid versus trade on the closing day of Global 2007, and shares a personal… Read more »

George Ayittey on Cheetahs vs. Hippos – George Ayittey

Ghanaian economist George Ayittey unleashes a torrent of controlled anger toward corrupt leaders in Africa — and calls on the “Cheetah generation” to take back the continent.

Emily Oster flips our thinking on AIDS in Africa – Emily Oster

Emily Oster re-examines the stats on AIDS in Africa from an economic perspective and reaches a stunning conclusion: Everything we know about the spread of HIV on the continent is… Read more »

Hans Rosling's new insights on poverty – Hans Rosling

Researcher Hans Rosling uses his cool data tools to show how countries are pulling themselves out of poverty. He demos Dollar Street, comparing households of varying income levels worldwide. Then… Read more »

Barry Schwartz on the paradox of choice – Barry Schwartz

Psychologist Barry Schwartz takes aim at a central tenet of western societies: freedom of choice. In Schwartz's estimation, choice has made us not freer but more paralyzed, not happier but… Read more »