Spending to save (kottke.org)
"I realize that the entire US economy is a house of cards kept standing by the escalation of spending and credit card debt by American consumers, but the sad fact is that to save money, you need to cut spending or increase income. And if you really want to help fight AIDS in Africa, instead of buying that (RED) Gap t-shirt for which Gap will donate 50% of its profit to The Global Fund, buy a cheaper one at American Apparel and send the $13 difference to the Global Fund yourself."
Foreign Policy: Seven Questions: The International Breast Milk Project
“Many newborns throughout the developing world are undernourished because they are not breastfed during their first few months of life. Often their mothers have passed away or are HIV-positive. But last year, a first-time mother from America’s Midwest decided to send her excess breast milk to Africa. FP spoke with the 29-year-old about her unlikely quest, which has since turned into an international project.”
Social Design Notes: Geometry, 2
Innovative ways for people in 3rd world countries to transport water.