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What does extreme poverty look like today? Some nuanced and insightful readingsWhat does extreme poverty look like today? Some nuanced and insightful readings

Posted By Jessica Gross

In today’s talk, Bono — U2 frontman, founder of the anti-poverty organization ONE, and 2005 TED Prize winner – reflects on the past decade’s dramatic reduction in extreme poverty worldwide. “Exit the rockstar, enter the evidence-based activist, the factivist,” he says. Since 2000, according to Bono’s data, eight million more AIDS patients are getting antiretroviral drugs; eight […]