[A blog post that I never completed.  Published in its unfinished draft form]   “The gulf between today’s rich and poor countries is”, observes Jeffrey Sachs (The End of Poverty, p.28), “a new phenomenon, a yawning gap that opened during the period of modern economic growth”. Oddly, it seems not to occur to him that […]

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A wonderfully inspiring article (‘How recycling your computer helps developing countries‘) in The Independent today: James Muthoka is a miracle worker. For 27 years he has tended his small farm outside the dusty town of Machakos, a two-hour ride from Nairobi. That anything grows in this parched land is staggering enough, but this year Muthoka […]

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