Seeing RED with Amex

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29 Sep 2006

Today spiked published my article on the American Express RED card (see the link on the left). Under the initiative – one of Bono’s – at least 1% of the user’s spending goes to fighting AIDS in Africa. I argue that the appeal of the card is based on middle class conceit and the projects it supports do not represent the best way to fight the scourge of AIDS.

There is also an interesting article by Austin Williams arguing that carbon offsets stifle economic development. He will be speaking at the Battle over Nature strand at the Battle of Ideas 2006.

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