The Last Mile Problem: Sendhil Mullainathan’s TedTalk

Sep 5, 2012 in Blog

Another one from the archive: In this TED talk from 2010, Sendhil talks about something that animates a lot of the work ideas42 does: the problems we know how to solve, in a technical sense, but don’t.

“We know how to reduce child deaths due to diarrhea, how to prevent diabetes-related blindness and how to implement solar-cell technology … yet somehow, we don’t or can’t. Why?”