Microfinance is Now a Mega-mess

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https://chieforganizer.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/CN08192020.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple PodcastsNew Orleans      A little less than a decade ago, in mid-2011, ACORN International stirred up a bit of a hornets’ nest by opposing the international development consensus in a series of reports we issued that questioned the value of microfinance as a poverty reduction measure.  Boiled …

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Fundacion Paraguaya, Social Enterprise and the Poverty Stoplight

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Asuncion         Our first successful contacts in Asuncion were with the Fundacion Paraguaya.  After weeks of sending emails without answer and puzzling over our problems, Martin Burt, the Executive Director of the Fundacion immediately answered my email, and almost as quickly we were having a lengthy Skype call, and he was offering his help, including the …

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Does Hillary Clinton Have a Real Plan for Income Inequality?

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Halifax    It’s time to start getting serious now that reality is sinking in and giving us a better look at a possible political future. There’s woe and rage about wage stagnation, the few future prospects of family-supporting jobs, deindustrialization, and millions stuck in grinding poverty while others have been allowed stupendous riches, and while fingers …

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