Cash pumps for the poor?

Cash Pumps for the Poor: Can Microphilanthropism help with Poverty Alleviation?

  The discourse on poverty alleviation naturally meanders into charity and philanthropy. Two types of charitable behaviour- philanthropy and microphilanthropy- have stemmed from a lot of development rhetoric calling to action the First World countries and communities on their “responsibility” towards the “less developed”, the “poor” in the Global South, and have the mushroomed into…

I am just going to leave this here….what do you think?

Rich Tourists Now Staying in Luxury ‘Shanty Towns’ So They Can Pretend to Be Poor Read more: Emoya Luxury Hotel and Spa Lets Rich Pretend to Be Poor | TIME.com http://newsfeed.time.com/2013/11/29/rich-tourists-now-staying-in-luxury-shanty-towns-so-they-can-pretend-to-be-poor/#ixzz2mGVaJ300       http://newsfeed.time.com/2013/11/29/rich-tourists-now-staying-in-luxury-shanty-towns-so-they-can-pretend-to-be-poor/?hpt=hp_t3

Neoliberalism much? The implications of a Free Trade Zone in Cuba…

Again, I came across an article on CNNLatinAmerica that sparked my interest and here is why….. The article? “Cuba libre: Could port herald new economic age for communist island?” http://www.cnn.com/2013/11/20/business/cuba-libre-could-new-port-communist/ You can go ahead and read the full article, but in short, Cuba is in the process of implementing a “Free Trade Zone” (FTZ) and…

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The 10th Man

In an article entitled “The Global Water Grab: A Primer”, Sylvia Kay and Jenny Franco discuss the phenomenon known as water grabbing, situations where powerful actors take control of or divert valuable water resources for their own benefit, depriving local communities of them. This practice is linked to the privatization and commodification of open and…

When there is a disaster, what should you do?

Last week when I was heading out from church, my cell phone rang saying that there was a tornado coming. I ran to my car with my roommates, and we headed home.  A few hours later, we saw the destruction surrounding our community. As the week has gone on, there have been so many stories…