Matthew Bishop is an award-winning British journalist and speaker, and has been the New York Bureau Chief of The Economist since 2006. He is the co-author of two recent books, "Philanthrocapitalism", about how giving can save the world, and "The Road From Ruin", about how to redesign capitalism following the financial crisis. He blogs at philanthrocapitalism.net and tweets on Twitter as @mattbish.
Matthew was an adviser to the United Nations International Year of Microcredit. Among the people he has interviewed are Bill Gates, Bill Clinton, Bernie Madoff, Bono and Shakira. When Angelina Jolie phoned him for an interview, he foolishly uttered the words, "Angie who?"
According to the Chronicle of Philanthropy, major U.S. aid organizations have received over $305 million dollars for Haiti. Big photogenic disasters close to home generate big donations, but that’s not always the best way to save the world, says Economist writer Matthew Bishop.