Income inequality is an important topic on the American political scene today, but it is also an important topic on a global scale. The clip below is a compilation from Ernesto Sirolli’s TED Talk on delivering aid to impoverished people.
Ernesto has a great story to tell about his attempts to bring foreign aid into Africa and why nearly every attempt to raise up the continent has failed. It reminds me of what was scene in Haiti after the earthquake where massive amounts of foreign food aid destroyed the few farmers that existed on the island.
Beyond Ernesto there are several other great talks on this episode of the TED Radio Hour including Chrystia Freeland who discusses how in relation to the rest of the world, the richest man to ever live is probably alive today in Mexico. Listen to her comments and three others by downloading the show from the website or iTunes.