Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Saving the World with $100 million dollars
Recently the MacArthur Foundation announced a competition to award $100 million dollars to any organization coming up with a solution to a critical world problem. We all know the MacArthur Foundation from their "Genius Awards." The new award program believes that there are individuals and organizations with the know how and skills necessary to tackle critical problems but only lack the financial means to address the critical problem.
In discussing this competition with some of my daughters I think one of them identified one of the best solutions to propose that would have the greatest impact on changing the world. The idea is to fund an international effort to have more women elected to office in every country in the World. Her reasoning was that women bring a more peaceful, constructive perspective to government than men. Often solutions are possible with people willing to work together and women are more geared to this type of problem solving than men. I have to say I agree with her that it could be a world changing plan. Kinda like a worldwide Emily's List.
Posted by duanestclair at 9:25 AM