It must be something in the water, but Britain’s political elite are falling over themselves to publicly commit to corporate social responsibility and an integrated vision of business in society. Speaking last week, Gordon Brown, current Chancellor of the Exchequer and still favorite to take over from Tony Blair as Prime Minister next year, called on the country to:
The Day seeks to promote increased awareness of the need to eradicate poverty and serves to remind all people that sustained and concerted effort is vital to achieve the millennium development goal (MDG) of halving, betwen 1990 and 2015, the number of people living in poverty (less than 1 dollar a day).
More information about the Day.
Daniel Drezner points out how serious the virtual world has become. A real economist suggests that burgeoning virtual economies should be taxed. Does this imply that the government will provide virtual services to game-players? The campaign trail has already entered the virtual world, as a former Virginia governor held court on Second Life recently via an avatar.
Nobel Peace Prize to Mr. Yunus and Grameen Bank
Numerous articles and comments about the Nobel Peace Prize. General agreement on a well deserved prize and some questions about microfinance itself.
The $100 laptop story continues. Looks like Libya could be the first country to give one laptop to each of its 1.2 million schoolchildren.