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When Helping People, The Simplest Ideas Are The Best

During the past few years, I have frequently contemplated the issue of charitable giving. Every time there is a disaster of major proportion, we are called upon to donate. I listened to these pleas following 9/11 and the tsunami. Of late, the earthquake in China, the Myanmar cyclone, and the flooding along the…

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Taking The Genie Out Of The Bottle

Thirty years ago, Muhammad Yunus, a Banglaseshi economics professor, took thirty dollars out of his own pocket and loaned it to a group of women looking to start a business in a small Bangladesh village. Although critics said he would never be repaid, in fact he was repaid in full for this loan…

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