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Entries by Jonathan Lewis from 11/2010

The Shirt Off Your Back (VIDEO)

| Posted 11.01.2010 | Impact

Against this backdrop of unfair trade barriers and underhanded market competition, in Liberia a fair-trade clothing factory is competing internationally. It is globalization to believe in.

Top 10 Recommended Books for Combating Poverty

| Posted 11.08.2010 | Impact

Whether a fact-filled economic history or a satiric novel, these ten books (listed alphabetically by author) about poverty, power and prosperity will provoke, inform and stimulate your thinking.

I on Poverty: Provocations

| Posted 11.15.2010 | Impact

Each week, friends, allies, colleagues and respected leaders and thinkers from around the world offer their thoughts, ideas, aspirations and plans for a better world. All provoke me in good and thoughtful ways.

Indian Microfinance: Mendacious or Magnificent?

| Posted 11.22.2010 | Impact

As industry analysts note, the rush to conclude that micro-lending is inherently flawed is overwrought, wrong-headed and anti-poor.

Microfinance: Virtuous or Vulgar?

| Posted 11.29.2010 | Impact

Our enlightened self-interest and our own humanity should question the wisdom of asking the poorest of the poor to pay dearly for their own futures.