<3 of the week: How to: (a) get your candidate into the World Bank Presidency, (b) save a rainforest, (c) change yourself.

28 Apr

Spiderlings in Yasuni National Park, Ecuador

  • “Kim is smart and qualified, and there are many good reasons not to have a business-as-usual Bank President, even one in health. But if you find yourself supporting his candidacy on such substantive grounds: congratulations, you have successfully succumbed to Obama’s strategy for maintaining imperial control of one the world’s most influential institutions. A sympathetic and noble candidate is not a coincidence. It is a red herring.” That was  from Chris Blattmanon the recent appointment of Dr Jim Kim to the presidency.
  • Yasuni National Park in Ecuador is considered to be one of the most ecologically diverse areas in the world. The Ecuadorian Government decided to put a call out. The would temporarily protect the rainforest from oil mining if they could raise 50% of the  income they would raise from mining. What is described as a “An odd alliance of governments, film stars, Japanese businesses, Russian institutions, and soft drink companies” came forward and the money was raised.
  • “The fastest way to change yourself is to hang out with people who are already the way you want to be.” That is the most highlighted sentence in Kindle from Ben Casnocha’s The Start Up of You.

Image: Some rights reserved by ggallice

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