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 [...]

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 [...]