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India’s Great Leveler

There’s a great article on the MercuryNews today by India’s former candidate for UN Secretary General, Mr. Shashi Tharoor.  Mr. Tharoor discusses how mobile phones in India are democratizing communication in India and empowering the less priveleged citizens of the country.  This is yet another example of how less government (rather than more government) is improving the lives of people.

MercuryNews.com | 02/26/2007 | India’s great leveler: cell phones

One of my favorite photographs of India shows a sadhu right out of central casting — naked body, long matted hair and beard, ash-smeared forehead — chatting away on a mobile phone.

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