Let us take out of the Hospitals, out of the Camps, or from elsewhere, 200, or 500 poor People, that have Fevers, Pleurisies, etc...
The BBC reports from Orissa:
A bank in India has decided to publicly shame defaulters in order to recover outstanding loans. Employees of the Urban Co-operative Bank in the eastern state of Orissa have begun staging noisy demonstrations outside the home of defaulters. Armed with posters, they kicked off the loan recovery drive outside the homes of two defaulters last week.
Cameroon is one of the top-five markets for Guinness in the world, thanks in part to Africa's own James Bond, Michael Power. (Remind me to tell you about my appearance at red-carpet premiere of the Michael Power film, Critical Assignment.) Perhaps it's not surprising, then, that beer bottletops are now serving as currency in Cameroon:
In the time it takes you to read this preface, 100 people will die of diseases that can already be prevented with vaccines, and 150 more will die of malaria, HIV or tuberculosis.
Run, don't walk, to the Center for Global Development's 'markets for vaccines' report. The simple idea is that donors could give incentives to private companies to develop vaccines, by committing to purchase large quantities of a successful vaccine.
Formerly Chief Economist at the Bank, the Nobel Laureate has a short piece on intellectual property in the Daily Times of Pakistan:
The new Indian Economy blog complains that the government is stepping away from much-needed privatization of public-sector undertakings: