Like Paul Collier, he writes that we should focus on the billion people at the bottom of the pile; for him fighting relative inequality is a distraction with an unjustifiable opportunity cost.
There are some great ideas in here. The following practical suggestions really stood out for me:
- Linking the pay of managers in donor agencies to country-based outcomes
- Using vouchers as a form of development currency; the poor could exchange them with NGOs or other organisations for basic services
- Instituting an international minimum wage based on the country's PPP price of a basket of subsistence goods.