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Corporate Micro-shilling for Dollars...

The microfinance delusion: who really wins?


Jason Hickel – The Guardian

Wednesday 10 June 2015 10.11 BST

When I first learned about microfinance, I thought  it was a wonderful idea, and, like  so many others, assumed that it was creating success, especially for the women in 3rd World countries who seemed to be taking advantage of  these loans to help feed their families, etc. 181 more words

...poverty, alms for arms, 'free trade'? and other tithings of great joy...

…some poor we never will have with us…

So many of the inner cities, and elsewhere, of the US feel they are exceptional in their poverty and hopeless existence. 508 more words


Is Obama the Ghetto President?

With US stock markets soaring to all time highs of late and prosperity amongst the wealthy also to record levels Barack Obama in his 7th year as US President has created some disturbing issues or concerns that are not reported in mainstream media. 261 more words


Poverty is Worth Fighting

What is the first thought that comes to mind when thinking of a strong community? A community that influences other communities through ideological principles. I’m pretty confident it’s not inequalities, hardship, or abandonment. 681 more words


The American Dream is “Out of Order”

“The dollar is our currency, but it’s your problem,” – John Conally, secretary of Treasury

When the inequity is at a record level in the United States, the middle class perishes… 1,055 more words


Comcast promised poor Americans cheap internet, but most of them didn't get it

This article has been corrected.

This story was published by The Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit, nonpartisan investigative news organization in Washington, DC. 3,463 more words