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Sunday, January 24, 2010

Shaffi Mather: A new way to fight corruption

This is a different post compared to our normal topics discussed here. Video is from (Thank you Paul Varghese for forwarding this video!!), Shaffi Mather (Social Entrepreneur) is discussing about his latest venture focusing on fighting corruption.


About Shaffi Mather:
Shaffi Mather is the founder of 1298 for Ambulance, Education Access for All, and co-promoter of Moksha-Yug Access.

Shaffi Mather was a successful young entrepreneur, who brought a family-run real estate business to the forefront of the local market before moving on to take major positions at two of India’s largest communication corporations -- Essel Group and Reliance Industries. However, after a perilous ride to the hospital with his mother he was forced to confront India’s need for a dependable ambulance service. He left his career at Reliance and founded 1298 for Ambulance, a for-profit service with a sliding scale payment system that has revolutionized medical transport in Mumbai and Kerala.

Today, Mather is also a co-founder of Moksha-Yug Access, a microfinance instiution that operates in rural India, and The Education Initiative, which is involved in e-learning and in creating schools across India. In addition, Mather is a lawyer focusing on litigation in public interest -- battling for transparency in governance and use of public funds, human rights, civil rights and primacy of constitution. He is a TEDIndia Fellow.

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Friday, January 8, 2010

A Look at Friedman & Keynes Theories Post Crisis.

Writer John Cassidy talks with Kai Ryssdal about the article he wrote for The New Yorker.

Kai Ryssdal: The recession that we are just now beginning to work our way out of has been miserable for a huge chunk of the economy. For economists, though, it's literally been a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see how some of the dominant theories in the dismal science hold up in reality.

There are, in essence, two of those theories. One based on the ideas of John Maynard Keynes. The other popularized by Nobel prize winner Milton Friedman and named after the university where he taught: the University of Chicago. The Great Recession of '08-'09 has exposed some weaknesses in Friedman's ideas. And in the most recent issue of The New Yorker magazine staff writer John Cassidy explores the decline and fall of the Chicago School of economics. When we talked I asked him if he would start with a little primer.

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