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Poverty Is Political, You Can Not Reduce Poverty Without Politics

Wealth is Political. Poverty is political. Politics decide who would be rich and who will be poor. Literary. When the Normans invaded Britain, they imposed their language and distributed the The post Poverty Is Political, You Can Not Reduce Poverty...
by Jobs & Vacancies in Kenya on Mar 8, 2016

The world needs your compassion

I was recently talking to a friend about children with disabilities and immediately my mind was flooded with memories of the past. During my high school years, I had a friend who had foster children in her home. Most of … Continue reading ͛...
by Putting My Feet in the Dirt on Mar 8, 2016

Why Africa Is Poor: The New Denial That Ignores History

In a Johannesburg bookstore I came across a big hardback volume called Why Africa is Poor, and on the back was this blurb: “This book shows that African poverty is The post Why Africa Is Poor: The New Denial That Ignores History appeared first...
by Jobs & Vacancies in Kenya on Mar 5, 2016

Religion Is Killing Africans And It Is The Cause Of Our Poverty

Religion is killing africans and it’s the cause of our poverty. Watch the video below….   The post Religion Is Killing Africans And It Is The Cause Of Our Poverty appeared first on How Africa. Read More...
by Jobs & Vacancies in Kenya on Mar 2, 2016

Making plastic too valuable to throw away

As we saw a few weeks ago, world plastic usage has soared in the last couple of decades, but only 14% of plastic is recycled. 40% of it goes to landfill, and a depressing 32% leaks into the natural environment. The solutions to this include reducing...
by Make Wealth History on Feb 29, 2016

The citizens’ income: Means to an end

Interest in the citizens income (or basic income) seems to be cyclical. It’s been discussed a few times in the past, got quite a long way in some instances, and then disappeared again. A few years ago there was very little about it on the inter...
by Make Wealth History on Feb 24, 2016

Promoting Literacy by Putting It in World-Crisis-Solving Perspective

The title of this post is certainly a mouthful (and, mindful…).  I was alerted to this initiative on the Co.Create site with their article, “Alphabet Of Illiteracy” Highlights How Reading Can Help Save The World. An excerpt: ̶...
by Notes from An Alien on Feb 24, 2016

The Rich and the Poor in James

A central aspect of the ethical teaching in the book of James is proper treatment of the poor. James 1:27 commands the care of widows and orphans, in 5:15 he commands the elders to care for the sick in their churches. James warns his readers that the...
by Reading Acts on Feb 16, 2016

Extreme inequality is getting worse

With the World Economic Forum starting this week, Oxfam are back with their now annual update on global inequality. Last year the charity warned that the world’s richest 1% owned 48% of the world’s wealth, and that they would likely own a...
by Make Wealth History on Jan 19, 2016

Poverty and Life Chances: Camerons Third Way?

"....There are 4 vital, social insights that I believe must anchor our plan for extending life chances. First, when neuroscience shows us the pivotal importance of the first few years of life in determining the adults we become, we must think m...
by Opinionated Vicar on Jan 11, 2016

The decline of poverty

If it sometimes feels like we should have solved poverty by now, here’s a bit of a historical perspective. When we cast back and look at the progress made on poverty in the last 200 years, here’s what we see. (Full size and more detail he...
by Make Wealth History on Jan 11, 2016

Solving debt, Surah Tahreem and Hijr

“Money makes the world go round” is the famous English saying. Without money we are powerless. We cannot buy anything and thus we cannot survive or at the least we are dependent on handouts. Thus we have belittled ourselves by demeaning o...
by Faatih on Jan 11, 2016

Solving debt, Surah Hijr

“Money makes the world go round” is the famous English saying. Without money we are powerless. We cannot buy anything and thus we cannot survive or at the least we are dependent on handouts. Thus we have belittled ourselves by demeaning o...
by Faatih on Jan 11, 2016

The difference a pumpkin can make

Every year the monsoon rains come to Bangladesh, and rivers flood. With climate change, the flooding has become more severe, destroying crops and eroding topsoil. This has devastated local communities. The failure of farming in the area has left many...
by Make Wealth History on Jan 7, 2016

Outright bans of trophy hunting could do more harm than good

In July 2015 an American dentist shot and killed a male lion called ‘Cecil’ with a hunting bow and arrow, an act that sparked a storm of social media outrage. Cecil was a favourite of tourists visiting Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe, and so the...
by Conservation Bytes on Jan 5, 2016

Seeds planted deep into our DNA were meant to grow into fruitful mighty trees

Dear Richard, Your Christmas message on twitter moved me so deeply and struck a vulnerable chord in the fabric of my being. I am a foreigner living in the UK. In the current climate, not a day goes by when I … Continue reading →...
by Believe on Dec 20, 2015

Extreme poverty is falling

World Bank said that “Extreme poverty is falling” and that “the world we live better and absolute (or “extreme”) poverty fell for the first time to below ten percent of the global population. ” Words that made spee...
by Aneddotica Magazine on Dec 19, 2015

12 Days of Anime #6: Thrift in Kyoukai no Rinne

Here’s a scenario. You load your cash/debit card into your ATM and then, BAM, the ATM explodes and you’re flooded in a pile of money. What do you do with the moolah? A. You take that money straight to the bank and slap down a payment for...
by Anime Monographia on Dec 19, 2015

MICROFRANCHISING: The ultimate way to think globally but act locally

We all know the term franchising, right? We know that some of the biggest brands in the world are actually franchises—names like McDonald’s, KFC, Dunkin’ […] Continue reading at The Mindful Word journal of engaged living [http://www.them...
by The Mindful Word on Dec 5, 2015

How to End National Poverty

Contents from freedom 35 blog. (www.freedomthirtyfiveblog.com) Some people are so poor they can’t even afford to pay attention. 😆 But jokes aside, this is an important issue. About 15% of Americans, and 10% of Canadians live in poverty. Sin...
by Freedom 35 Blog on Nov 30, 2015


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