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What We Are Learning From Employing American Military Spouses

(0) Comments | Posted December 23, 2014 | 9:00 AM

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Based on the headlines I've read recently, the news is good on the unemployment front. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' most recent summary report, the unemployment rate has dropped to 5.8 percent -- the lowest it has been since 2008....

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Investing In Africa's People

(58) Comments | Posted July 1, 2013 | 5:20 PM

Economists tell a joke about two colleagues walking down the street who find a $20 bill on the ground. One economist, who believes in efficient markets, tells her friend, "It can't be. If there were really a $20 bill on the ground, someone would have already picked it up." As...

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Giving Work is Not Enough to Bring People Out of Poverty

(16) Comments | Posted May 17, 2013 | 11:10 AM

In my 12 years of experience leading a social enterprise that creates jobs for some of the most disadvantaged people on the planet, I've learned that just giving people work is not enough. If we truly want to empower people to emerge from poverty, we must do more.

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