The Capitalism Paradox?

I took a quick look at Twitter this morning, and found the following two posts, back-to-back, in my twitter stream.  I can’t say I’m none the worse for wear, but at least my head did not explode.

The article opens with:

AS PROTESTS against financial power sweep the world this week, science may have confirmed the protesters’ worst fears. An analysis of the relationships between 43,000 transnational corporations has identified a relatively small group of companies, mainly banks, with disproportionate power over the global economy.

And this one with:

By collaborating with companies, donors will see their aid have a much bigger impact and genuinely contribute to pro-poor growth

Did I miss something, or is this an example of perfect incongruence?Please share your thoughts in the comment section below.

Teach a Person to Fish – Valentin Abe

Valentin Abe (Photo - Flickr/david_shankbone)

Check out this set of short videos on Valentin Abe, the gentlemen who brought fish farming to Haiti.  This is a fine example of what a social entrepreneur can do to help people rise above poverty.  CNN International’s African Voices program had a nice piece on this Sunda.  Below is a link to a video from Time magazine, which recently awarded Mr. Abe as one of its 100 Most Influential People.  I enjoy seeing nice guys finish first!

Enjoy the videos.

4-Part Auburn Magazine Series

“The Fish Farmer:

Story of Valentin Abe”

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4