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Charlie Rose – Muhtar Kent, CEO of the Coca Cola Company on the …

Gelles 10/01/2012 04:34 AM Report Muhtar Kent, Gabriel Jaramillo and Dean Kamen offered inspiring examples of current and potential approaches to partnerships between technology, business, government and other benevolent entities, etc., to improve delivery of water and other necessities to people and places in want because our systems are as yet incomplete. We, in this archive, applaud them — and applaud our host Charlie Rose for bringing their ideas to us. I look forward to the day when efforts to bring money reform and systems to the body politic in order to — to match all our needs to our supply chains and match adequate monetized demand to our supplies.

Just as with water and the energy to clean it, that Dean Kamen and colleagues are making more abundant, the Keynesian techies among us will soon look at money, supply and demand and gear them to need and accounting systems that do the job presently left undone by profit and loss logic that is not as powerful as logistics and cost accounting. Global philanthropy and business is often opposed by ignorance, malice, corruption, and smart-ass attitudes that fail to appreciate our opportunities to solve pressing needs in the stalled war on poverty and war itself. The Charlie Rose show following this one, that presents the wisdom of Clinton and Blair and evil designs of Iranian fascism, is one more grand effort by Rose to solve problems in front of our face.

It is indeed a shame that this archive does not attempt to build on the contents of these shows a coherent connection between television and reform of political-economy. There is no popular TV show better than this one. Yet its effect on reform in woefully short of any reasonable mark.

Let us create a volunteers organization to put ideas such as these on water to work on money and political power. It may seem to many that entertainment is enough. Clearly it is not.

REMant 09/28/2012 01:55 PM Report Coming on the heels of the Industrial Revolution, sanitation was one of the big reform efforts of the 19th c, and very successful, but surprisingly, despite our greater scientific knowledge, we have taken several steps backwards, because we’ve forgotten or ignored the basics, not adequately maintained the infrastructure, and, because of our own problems with poverty. Early efforts in the US focused on sending sewage out to sea, and getting water from wells and other purer sources. The earth, after all, has been purifying water adequately for quite a long time via percolation, snow and rainfall.

Even today Boston, New York City, San Francisco, Portland, Oregon and Denver need only minimal water treatment, because it is not drawn locally. Other less fortunate places soon realized they would have to treat both waste and water. In places like Africa this process is just beginning, tho Americans had the advantage of dealing with its indigenous ppls rather more harshly.

According to a press release on CNBC (http://www.cnbc.com/id/49163724) and elsewhere: “The Slingshot water purification system uses a vapor compression distillation system that runs on low levels of electricity. The system boils and evaporates any dirty water source – river water, ocean water and even raw sewage – and then allows the pure water to condense and be collected.” I gather further the idea is, via microlenders, to make this equipment available, thus setting women free to bottle and sell it, or to engage in other profitable activities, which runs very much in the modern philanthropic vein, taking over where the colonialists left off. Yet clearly civilization brings its own problems with wealth disparity, which need no less to be addressed, and since going backwards is not in the vocabulary, makes for something of a conundrum.

Apparently the reason Coke is involved is because they use so much of the stuff, altho they are pointing to these, more generous motives.

Tobacco, tho, sells better in the 3rd world, too, and they might want to consider helping 3rd world farmers by replacing the high fructose corn syrup in our sodas with their sugar.

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