- By Richard Branson -
- May 11, 2012
Was privileged to spend three days with The Elders this week discussing how they can help various conflicts around the world. One of the remarkable Elders is US President Carter, who always seems to be ahead of the times in his thinking.
When he was President he put solar panels on the roof of the White House, he tried to decriminalise drugs, and he’s the only President in the last 50 years who hasn’t presided over a war. Since leaving office he’s tackled diseases in Africa, conflicts, and gone to extraordinary lengths to help farmers in poor countries be more productive.
Also, as part of The Elders he has done everything he can to prevent conflicts, including going where other statesmen won’t go with visits to Palestine, Sudan and North Korea.
Although he doesn’t have a personal Twitter account, The Carter Centre posts some of his remarkable blogs. Last week, for instance, he posted a very eloquent blog about capital punishment in America and why it should be abolished. Take a few minutes to read ‘Show death penalty the door’.
By Richard Branson. Founder of Virgin Group