Jeffrey Sachs: The digital war on poverty

Jeffrey Sachs: The digital war on poverty

  • Maybe it’s good that the world’s poor are becoming increasingly dependent on yet another western umbilical (like the so-called “green revolution” of an earlier decade), and maybe it’s not. Time will tell.
  • Then again, maybe some missionary engineers in Rwanda will come up with an appropriate technology version of the cellphone, made out of banana leaves and pineapple tops.
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