Friday Thread: Eradication of extreme poverty and the idea of momentum, inertia and jeopardy…

Bono talks data poverty eradication at TED and, crucially, eradication of corruption. For which he proposes a familar solution:

“The biggest disease of all is corruption. There is vaccine for that too. It’s called transparency. Open datasets.”

First he may have to convince first world countries. Well worth taking the time to watch it all. But I picked those three words out which he uses to great effect to demonstrate how great potential can be killed by failing to do the right things often by dampening down what are otherwise reasonable expectations of success.

Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty