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"She must have been extradinarily beautiful, because the mask she wore was hideous.''

Unpaid Internships, Glampers, and the Grade School Gum Dictum

I will concede that I have not studied ethics, nor have I read St. Augustine. At Sunday Mass, I tend to marvel at the stained-glass windows instead of paying attention to the... More
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Bringing some sex appeal to the aid industry

Wherein I argue that the new, ridiculous, ABC doctor drama Off the Map will actually be good for the aid industry. I know, I can't believe I wrote that either.... More
Don't Touch the Red Stapler

Not Wanted: Mercenaries, Missionaries, and Madmen

It’s hard to compete with Wall Street and even Main Street, when the most you can offer is a slightly higher salary, longer hours, some good med-evac insurance, and all the ... More

Challenging Down with the People

Last week PDT bossman Scott Gilmore went on a rant about volunteering. This week Habitat for Humanity Ireland's Executive Director Karen Kennedy sent us this response.... More
Henry Theil: Econometrician and measurer of UN dysfunction

Pareto Principle and the United Nations

They say 90% of the work at the United Nations is done by 10% of the people? Turns out this is a commonly observed phenomena and it even has a name.... More
Thou Shalt Volunteer Wisely Or Risk the Holy Wrath of Chuck Heston (and various bloggers)

Volunteers vs Interns – Getting it Right

I still dislike volunteers, but I'm willing to concede a couple of points (grudgingly and without grace).... More
Change is afoot. We can feel it...

Great things in the pipeline

There’s a bounce in my step these days, and the entire office is even more chipper than usual. Even the over-worked under-loved interns are twittering about (metaphorically... More

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