Today's Hard|Forum Post
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Thursday August 08, 2013

Gates Criticizes Google For Not Helping The Poor

If there is one person on the planet that can honestly criticize you for not helping the poor (without being a big fat hypocrite), it's Bill Gates.

When you're dying of malaria, I suppose you'll look up and see that balloon, and I'm not sure how it'll help you. When a kid gets diarrhea, no, there's no website that relieves that. Certainly I'm a huge believer in the digital revolution. And connecting up primary-health-care centers, connecting up schools, those are good things. But no, those are not, for the really low-income countries, unless you directly say we're going to do something about malaria.