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Ambiguous Victories and Real Progress: Behind the Beautiful Forevers

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Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo:
http://www.randomhouse.com/...

In which John continues the Nerdfighter Book Club's discussion of Katherine Boo's Behind the Beautiful Forevers. Are there unambiguous victories? How should we approach our understanding of and relationship with charities domestic and international? I look forward to reading all of your thoughts in comments when I get back.

Some data to start you off:

1. Infant Mortality: http://www.who.int/gho/chil...

2. Trends in child mortality: http://www.who.int/maternal...

3. EIU Food Security Index (overview): http://foodsecurityindex.ei...

4. World Bank figures on Global Income Distribution: http://econ.worldbank.org/e...

5. The Economist on Global Inequality: http://www.economist.com/no... Show less
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The Fault In Our Stars - In Theaters Now Play

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One of our favorite things to do is take a complicated issue and tease out the knot a little bit. By avoiding politics and taking a larger, top-down view, we try to tell a complete story much faster than cable news can even talk about an isolated event.

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