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Can Silicon Valley save the world’s poor?

September 3, 2013

Guests: Charles Kenny, Justin Sandefur

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg is trying to bring the internet to five billion people in the developing world.  Zuckerberg hopes his new initiative, called internet.org, will help address poverty and economic disparity but can web access really help the world’s poor?  This hour, Silicon Valley entrepreneurs take up social causes but is technology being oversold as a solution?  Marty talks with CHARLES KENNY and JUSTIN SANDEFUR, both senior fellows at the Center for Global Development, about their recent article in Foreign Policy Magazine: “Can Silicon Valley Save the World?”

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