The Reductive Seduction of Other People’s Problems — The Development Set — Medium


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Right now in South Africa, for the cost of a return flight for 1 person between DC and Johannesburg, I could install a rather stable broadband service in 3 schools for 1 year. Reform-minded and innovative men and women in the so-called global north could build meaningful collaboratives with adults and young people in South Africa, for example, at a nano-fraction of a fraction of what philanthropists spend, without inflicting the harm, so poignantly delineated in this insightful article.

One of the things that I would change, if I had to do it all over again, would be to insist that, instead of traveling to beloved South Africa, my well-intentioned colleagues from Europe, Asia and the US stay at home and maximize the possibilities of innovative communications technology for REAL impact.

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