The Good News on Poverty (2013) In his TED talk, Bono delivers that distinctive part of himself in a much purer form than that which is revealed on stage while singing — his profound inability to get over himself. The fact that it is him up on that TED stage, him, is something that Bono finds absolutely fascinating and intriguing. Poverty relief is his passion. Fair enough. But did he need to be so selfcongratulatory about it?