… more so than my mother, and Grandmother who might finally see a woman President in their lifetime. Because Luke, and millions of children his age, might not see a white male president for their entire childhoods. Potentially they’ll go from the first African American president to the first woman president all before reaching adulthood. To them Obama isn’t the first black president. He’s just the President.
In 2011 the Nigerian government handed out 60 million dollars to about 1200 entrepreneurs. Three years later there are hundreds of new companies, generating tons of profit and employing about 7000 new people. Some of the $50,000 grants were given out at random. “What if all the struggle to build infrastructure and services and other stuff was bullshit, and ALL ALONG we should have just been funnelling more cash to the middle and bottom?” [Chris Blattman]