The British Empire was once described as outdoor relief for the sons of the aristocracy. Is the aid sector the modern counterpart?
When the executive director of the UN World Food Programme, David Beasley, told reporters that his department could end world hunger if Tesla CEO Elon Musk would donate a mere 2% of his net worth to the cause. Musk took up this challenge, writing that “If WFP can describe on this Twitter thread exactly how $6B will solve world hunger, I will sell Tesla stock right now and do it.”
We thought it a good moment to commission three of our writers to comment on the proposal and the broader idea of ending world hunger. These essays include:
Michael C. Munger