From Bill Gates

on Wednesday, 02 September 2015. Posted in Quotes

"Reducing inequity is the highest human achievement."

"I left Harvard with no real awareness of the awful inequities in the world - the appalling disparities of health and wealth and opportunity that condemn millions of people to lives of despair.

I learned a lot here at Harvard about new ideas in economics and politics. I got great exposure to the advances being made in the sciences.

But humanity's greatest advances are not in its discoveries – but in how those discoveries are applied to reduce inequity. Whether through democracy, strong public education, quality health care, or broad economic opportunity – reducing inequity is the highest human achievement."

(excerpt from Bill Gates' Commencement speech at Harvard University, 2007)

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  • Shila Phopo

    Shila Phopo

    02 September 2015 at 14:27 |
    Economics, politics , science and engineering into the contemporary 21st century development and at the expense of the powerless, vulnerable, voiceless and underprivileged. How can there be an impasse in rethinking development from humanities or social dimension? Bill Gates has said well.

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