Tag: Poverty

The Age of Spiritual Machines: Part 8
Politics

The Age of Spiritual Machines: Part 8

2019: Ubiquitous Computers: Kurzweil believes that by 2019, computers will be imbedded in furniture, clothing etc basically everything. What would be the purpose: maintaining dryness? Tracking condition? Why would people willfully grade their furniture? Human Factor: need is not clear. Virtual Reality: There will be internet interfaces in a virtual reality, […]

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Abhijit Banerjee – On the Economics of Poverty

Questions to ask: Does micro-finance hinder development of business in the 3rd world? Why has opinion so quickly moved away from supporting this type of stimulus? Listen, and read a precis: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poor_Economics Learn more at the following website, another cool way to supplement the learning process: http://www.pooreconomics.com/