The Wisdom of Whores: Bureaucrats, Brothels, and the Business of AIDS
Excellent talk about how politics and policy-making influence the rational decisions we make which lead to the spread of Hiv/Aids. Told with humour, striking slides, data and anecdotes by Dr Elizabeth Pisani, author of The Wisdom of Whores.
Here's a quote from her talk which made me laugh:
"If there are two things that make people irrational they are erections and addiction."Here's another one, aimed at the Pope, addressing the Church's concern that condoms lead to promiscuity.
"I've got news for you Benedict, I carry condoms all the time and I never get laid!"You will appreciate both a lot more if you watch the actual TED video:
Elizabeth Pisani: Sex, drugs and HIV -- let's get rational | Video on TED.com