An introduction to the Copenhagen Consensus 2008
There are so many worldwide problems – how do we prioritise them? A group of eminent economists tried to work out a plan…
Imagine that you are Bill Gates. Not to daydream about what to buy with a $58 billion fortune, but to consider how, like the Microsoft entrepreneur, you might give much of it away.
There are dozens of global challenges that could benefit from your philanthropy, but large as your financial resources are, they are not limitless. What would be your priorities? This week [24/5/08] The Times is asking readers for their answers — while the Copenhagen Consensus project invites eminent economists to do the same.