It’s not the poverty in the Middle East that’s driving terrorism—it’s the politics – Quartz

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Addressing 4 billion People In Three Words | Monday Note

If you can’t be located, you’re nobody. What3Words, a London startup, tackles one of the developing world’s most critical challenges: providing a universal address for people who don’t have a physical one.  (Part of a series on technology and global development.) Last week in New York, at the Next Billion conference organized by Quartz, Chris Sheldrick, the CEO of What3Words, captured his audience with strong arguments: 75% of the earth population, i.e. four billion people, “don’t exist” because they have no physical address. This cohort of “unaddressed” can’t open a bank account, can’t deal properly with an hospital or an administration, let alone get a delivery. This is a major impediment to global development. Governments, the Word Bank and various NGOs have poured millions of dollars to launch addressing programs. A country like Ghana tried four times without success. In Brazil, this portion of Rio de Janeiro with its its sparse network of roads and streets looks like an empty

Source: Addressing 4 billion People In Three Words | Monday Note

Robert Lewis Dear is one of many religious extremists bred in North Carolina: Domestic terrorists threaten us more than Syrian refugees.

Another terrorist attack. Another grim tally of the dead and wounded. Another killer full of hate, from a land that breeds such men. Like millions of migra

Source: Robert Lewis Dear is one of many religious extremists bred in North Carolina: Domestic terrorists threaten us more than Syrian refugees.