February 29th, 2008

More on making our world better.

I've been doing a little brainstorming. Here's what i have so far.

If there were no externalities, the free market would solve everything. But that's not real life. So this is a picture of influences that occur outside the free market.

(Updated Feb. 29, 7pm: added "war -> poverty" link and "religion" bubble.)

The completely connected triangle — education, health, and poverty — is interesting.

There are people, organizations, and movements sitting on each of these arrows trying to influence them. These are some of the "good guys":

Where do you fit on this picture?