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Entries by Jonathan Lewis from 05/2010

Arizona is the New Kenya

| Posted 05.03.2010 | Impact

Here is an upbeat story from Kenya, it is the one I wanted to share with you before Arizona went crazy. By selling water pumps to Kenyan farmers, Kickstart helps them increase their crop yields and lift themselves out of poverty.

One Man's Approach to Fighting Poverty

| Posted 05.06.2010 | Impact

Maurice Lim Miller is a frontline worker in the campaign to bring economic justice to America. You won't find Maurice at academic conferences or on book tours. He treats poverty not so much as a crusade, but as a puzzle to be solved.

What Will It Take to Create Jobs? Don't Ask Meg Whitman

| Posted 05.10.2010 | Politics

Surely when she meets with her accountant, she realizes that the so-called hostile, intrusive and anti-business policies of California did not stop eBay from making her a rich woman.

Capital for Global Anti-Poverty Businesses

| Posted 05.14.2010 | Business

Preachy rhetoric about free markets and globalization often overlooks the on-the-ground work that is needed to actually make markets work. Imaginary markets have failed the poor.

Two Roberts: Committed and Compassionate

| Posted 05.24.2010 | Impact

Thousands of social entrepreneurs are the living embodiment of Robert Kennedy's truth, steadfastly "commit[ing] their minds and bodies to the task" of a fairer world. Among them, Robert Patillo is an über-social entrepreneur.