Bill Gates : Here’s My Plan to Improve Our World — And How You Can Help | Wired Business


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    Bill Gates : Here’s My Plan to Improve Our World — And How You Can Help |

    Thanks to inventions like these, life has steadily gotten better. It can be easy to conclude otherwise—as I write this essay, more than 100,000 people have died in a civil war in Syria, and big problems like climate change are bearing down on us with no simple solution in sight. But if you take the long view, by almost any measure of progress we are living in history’s greatest era. Wars are becoming less frequent. Life expectancy has more than doubled in the past century. More children than ever are going to primary school. The world is better than it has ever been.

    Bill Gates et son copain Bill Clinton s’engagent pour sauver le monde qui est quand même en danger.

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    As founder of the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation, the former president is a forceful explainer in chief, elucidating what needs to be done to alleviate poverty and treat AIDS. And to the surprise of many who followed Gates as a full-tilt techie devoted to preserving Microsoft’s dominance, he has pursued philanthropy with the same passion he once channeled into software. At the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, he approaches problem-solving—particularly the scientific arcana of health and agriculture—with an appreciation of scale honed by years of living under Moore’s law.

    Both organizations have made a staggering impact. The Clinton Global Initiative, part of the former president’s foundation, claims to have improved the lives of more than 430 million people in 180 countries. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has by some estimates saved some 6 million lives and delivered a higher-quality existence to many, many more.

    The foundations are at the forefront of a new era in philanthropy, in which decisions—often referred to as investments—are made with the strategic precision demanded of business and government, then painstakingly tracked to gauge their success.

    Heureusement qu’il est possible de gérer l’avenir avec des méthodes technocratiques. C’est la vision qui s’impose aux vainqueurs d’aujourd’hui. Une fois qu’on est arrivé à éliminer ses adversaires on n’a plus qu’á étendre au reste du monde la méthode qui a garanti le succès du projet de la première moitié de sa propre vie - au moins pendant le deuxième moitié de sa vie personnelle.

    Il est intéressant de voir comment une pensée simpliste qui a triomphée dans le passée par sa brutalité sans scrupules se transforme en projet philanthropique dans la bouche des grandseigneurs impérialistes. Ils ne font pas peur les deux papies. C’est contre leurs adeptes qui sont en train d’appliquer leurs recettes au monde en détruisant les aquis des « trente glorieuses » qu’il faut se battre - sans cesse partout et tous les jours.