Il latifondista (parolone magari) si e' accordato per pagare i suoi braccianti in natura, in riso. Poi con quello si riesce a portare a casa altro, grazie al baratto, ma molti altri beni non arrivi a comprarli col solo riso ...
vabbe', chissenefrega, in compenso Bill Gates e' contento
(...) During his stay in India, Gates had a meeting with the government’s Minister of Information Technology, Law and Justice Ravi Shankar Prasad to discuss those collaborative opportunities. Industry experts say that Microsoft is already providing back-end support to a number of payment banks in India, which are set to launch in the next few months. According to Business Standard, the Ministry has requested the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to be part of the digitizing process.
“It’s a very exciting time in India and some of these digital platform opportunities are really quite amazing,” Gates gushed after the meeting. “The government has invested manpower and the payments banks and payment infrastructure. It is now a case of building the applications on top of those. We need to work on health issues, health applications. Our Foundation is committed to working on those areas – our relationship with this Ministry will be very critical for us,” Gates said.
That the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation should emerge as an important advocate and beneficiary of India’s demonetization drive should come as little surprise.
Bill, che guarda caso era in India pochi giorni prima della demonetizzazione, e' contentissimo e dice che l'India sara' il primo paese al mondo a moneta totalmente digitalizzata... che sia perche' si e' visto col ministrone di Tecnologia, Legge e Giustizia per discutere della partecipazione del colosso americano nel processo di digitalizzazione? Ah, queste "fondazioni benefiche" ...
The foundation has carved out an important role for itself in India since launching operations there in the early 2000s. It is also one of the most vocal proponents of a cashless economy. As Gates himself wrote in the Bill and Melinda Gates’ Foundation’s 2015 annual letter, poor communities in emerging economies — in particular Africa — represent a wonderful untapped potential for e-payments providers (emphasis added):
“(B)ecause there is strong demand for banking among the poor, and because the poor can in fact be a profitable customer base, entrepreneurs in developing countries are doing exciting work – some of which will “trickle up” to developed countries over time.”
In 2012, the BMG Foundation helped launch the Better Than Cash Alliance (BTCA), a UN-hosted partnership of governments, companies and international organizations whose stated mission is to “accelerate the transition from cash to digital payments globally through excellence in advocacy, knowledge and services to members.”
Oh! :o ... gia' dal 2012 la Fondazione Gates (BMG) ha lanciato la "Alleanza Meglio Del Cash" (BTCA), una partnership ospitata dalle Nazioni Unite e composta da corporations e altre organizzazioni internazionali proprio con la mission di accellerare la transizione dal cash al digitale .. quando si dice i casi della vita, eh?
The BTCA’s membership list reads like a Who’s Who of some of the world’s most influential corporations and institutions. They include Coca Coca, Visa and Mastercard, the Citi Foundation, the US Agency for International Development (USAID), the World Saving Banks Institute, which represents 7,000 retail and savings banks worldwide, the Ford Foundation, the Clinton Development Initiative, and a bewildering alphabet soup of UN organizations. (...)
Fra i membri della BTCA: Coca Cola, Visa, Mastercard, la Fondazione della Citybank, la famosa USAID (cooperazione e sviluppo USA .. quella che Perkins racconta in "confessioni di un killer economico" come una delle tante facce dell'imperialismo corporatocratico - sotto la facciata delle buone azioni), Fondazione Ford, i Clinton (potevano mancare?), una miriade di banche e di altre organizzazioni varie delle Nazioni Unite.
(Fondo Monetario e Banca Mondiale noh? strano)