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[News] [Rival] Gates' Patent Racket/Profiteering Scheme Accused of Faking/Fabricating Data to Advance Financial Goals

  • Subject: [News] [Rival] Gates' Patent Racket/Profiteering Scheme Accused of Faking/Fabricating Data to Advance Financial Goals
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 30 Oct 2009 23:37:19 +0000
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The Political Economy of Aid Optimism or Pessimism

,----[ Quote ]
| Actually, we have also previously argued 
| that aid has been more successful in health 
| than in other areas.  However, one petty and 
| parochial concern we had about the progress 
| reports is that Bill and Melinda Gates 
| continue to make a case for malaria success 
| stories based on bad or fake data that we 
| have criticized on this blog already twice. 
| The Gateses were aware of our blog because 
| they responded to it at the Chronicle of 
| Philanthropy.
| Yet they continue to use the WHO 2008 World 
| Malaria Report as their main source for data 
| on malaria prevalence and deaths from 
| malaria in Africa. As we pointed out in the 
| earlier post, the report establishes such 
| low standards for data reliability that some 
| of the numbers hardly seem worth quoting. 
| From the WHO report: âreliable data on 
| malaria are scarce. In these countries 
| estimates were developed based on local 
| climate conditions, which correlate with 
| malaria risk, and the average rate at which 
| people become ill with the disease in the 
| area.â Where convincing estimates from real 
| reported cases of malaria could not be made, 
| figures were extrapolated âfrom an empirical 
| relationship between measures of malaria 
| transmission risk and case incidence.â
| [...]
| Of course, we HATE this political economy 
| theory when itâs applied to US. We are VERY 
| unhappy when people conclude that because we 
| are skeptical about malaria data quality 
| (and thus whether they show progress), 
| therefore we really donât care about how 
| many Africans are dying from malaria and 
| wish that all government money went to 
| subsidize fine dining in New York. And, the 
| Gateses would probably not be fond of this 
| political economy explanation of their 
| actions and beliefs either. Both of us would 
| prefer the alternative âacademicâ theory of 
| belief formation, in which it is all based 
| on evidence and data, not political 
| interests.



Dark cloud over good works of Gates Found


Gates Foundation Revokes Pledge to Review Portfolio

,----[ Quote ]
| ...the Gates Foundation took down their public statement on this
| and replaced it with a significantly altered version which seems to
| say that investing responsibly would just be too complex for them
| and that they need to focus on their core mission: 'There are
| dozens of factors that could be considered, almost all of which
| are outside the foundation's areas of expertise. The issues
| involved are quite complex...


Gates Foundationâs Influence Criticized

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| The chief of malaria for the World Health Organization has complained that
| the growing dominance of malaria research by the Bill and Melinda Gates
| Foundation risks stifling a diversity of views among scientists and wiping
| out the world health agencyâs policy-making function.


Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation- Truth Revealed


Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation- Truth Revealed Part 2

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