Philanthrocapitalists' Niche

    Today is an era of big government. For philanthrocapitalists, it means a role away from being a primary provider of solutions – if they want to make an impact, says Matthew Bishop, co-author of "Philanthrocapitalism: How the Rich can Save the World." These individuals, he argues, should be "a source of risk capital" for social change.

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      David Lepeska

      David has served as U.N. correspondent for the newswire UPI and reported for several major newspapers, including the New York Daily News and Newsday. He was chief correspondent for the Kashmir Observer in Srinagar, India, and regularly contributes to the Economist, among other publications. Since 2007, David has reported for Devex News from Washington, New York, as well as South Asia.