The annual public letter from Bill and Melinda Gates has become a much-celebrated event in the global development calendar. But the self-described ‘impatient optimists’ paint a picture that is so selective in its use of facts that it amounts to little more than propaganda for a failing industry, and indeed a failing ideology. The 2017 letter is especially striking for just how out-of-sync it feels with the current zeitgeist.
Gates Foundation’s rose-colored world view not supported by evidence
Why does the poverty creation story matter?
How is poverty created? The way a person answers that question informs the solutions they offer for ending poverty. A…