Saving the World 2.0

Craig Calhoun (SSRC): From Common Humanity to Humanitarian Obligation: Suffering Strangers, Progress, and Emergencies. Rick Barrack on a sign of humanitarian relief that anyone can understand. An interview with Cassie Knight on books on aid work. Crushed aid: Why is fragmentation a problem for international aid? Forget aid: People in the poorest countries like Haiti need new cities with different rules — and developed countries should be the ones that build them. An interview with Ha-Joon Chang, author of Kicking Away the Ladder: Development Strategy in Historical Perspective. From Fourth World Journal, a review of The Subsistence Perspective: Beyond the Globalised Economy by Maria Mies and Veronica Bennholdt-Thomsen. Saving the World 2.0: How do you address global hunger, epidemics, and poverty? According to Bill Gates, it takes R&D, software, and plenty of money. An interview with Stuart Rutherford on books on the global poor and their money. Is it time to revisit the Millennium Development Goals? From Developments, Paul Collier on four "critical priorities" vulnerable countries face; and a look at why we can't ignore fragile states — and how they can be rebuilt. From MR, an article on rethinking Jeffrey Sachs and the "Big Five": New proposals for the end of poverty. An interview with Peter Singer, author of The Life You Can Save: Acting Now to End World Poverty. No natural resources? Lucky you: Countries with more human than natural resources tend to be more democratic and entrepreneurial. Lester Brown on how to feed 8 billion people. Micheal O’Flynn (Limerick): Food Crises and the Ghost of Malthus. David and Marcia Pimentel on the real perils of human population growth. An interview with Nicholas Kristof on why he's hopeful about where the world's headed.