U.N., Google, Cisco Unite on poverty-tracking web site

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(Article from Computerworld) The United Nations, Google and Cisco Systems have launched a Web site that will track the progress toward decreasing global poverty by 2015. The online project, called MDG Monitor (Millennium Development Goals) was launched by U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to focus attention on the need for people, companies and governments around the world to work together to fight poverty.…

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The tension between our own needs and others needs

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Ok, I succumbed and spent $29.95 to buy “Planet of Slums” by Mike Davis. I think this is going to become one of my most valuable texts in understanding and prioritising the needs of poverty relief. It’s packed with so many cross-references to other sources to back up his studies, and even just reading up on those referenced sources boggles my mind with…

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