Monthly Archives: February 2011

  • environmental economics in Africa

Learning To Be Green

In November last year, Lauren Collins of the New Yorker magazine wrote a piece on “the best-selling political economist,” Raj Patel, putting into question the claim that he is maitreya, a supreme messiah that will be revealed to the world at a time when the world is “ready” to accept [...]

Direct Peer-to-Peer Lending: Making Credit Available to All

What happens when a small business owner in Maasai Mara, Kenya, wants a loan to grow his business? In many cases, restrictive political and economic conditions and geographic remoteness make it expensive for local banks to lend to small business owners like him. Meanwhile, the collateral and interest requirements of [...]

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