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Can Business Solve Social Problems?

The Corner Team via TED Talks | Should we turn to corporations or to governments and NGOs in order to solve global problems such as access to water? Is money the key (and barrier) to education, access to justice and political influence? Two radically different ideas on business and its potential for good.

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Are US non-profits doing the work that European governments do?

NEW YORK | It’s a catastrophe, experts say: about 1.2 million US students drop out every year and this imposes a huge cost on the whole economy. “Many of these schools [with high dropout rates] are in the inner-city and are made up of blacks and Latino students who are not graduating at great rates. This increases the level of poverty, it increases crime, it increases the incarceration rate. 80…