Although the economic crisis won't change his focus on global health and U.S. education, Bill Gates said the woes are making his work harder.
In particular, Gates said that beyond the prospect of lower aid budgets, the biggest factor in reducing disease and hunger is actually the underlying growth in the area in question--something that is now stalled globally.
"Economic success has been this phenomenal thing," Gates said. "Whenever that clock is running slower or even briefly goes into a period where it is going back, it is really a very negative thing. It blocks … Read more