Global Envision: exploring market-driven solutions to poverty
This article was republished by The Christian Science Monitor.
Would you like to create a job with that latte?
Malnutrition, which prevents children from reaching their physical and intellectual potential, is falling. The most significant cause? It's becoming a politically important issue in its own right.
Part of a Global Envision miniseries about Portland State University's effort to become the "Consumer Reports" of developing-world technology.
A common household item can serve a double purpose: it gives flavor in your kitchen, and it saves your life.
A low-cost innovation—vinegar— can help detect cervical cancer and save thousands of lives in developing nations.
Nothing builds prosperity better than peace.
As the Cuban economy is liberalized, budding entrepreneurs are competing with more than just each other. Their biggest competitor may be the Cuban government.
Sometimes social scientists measure wealth and poverty by earnings; other times by assets. But the truth is, most people use a much simpler approach. They compare themselves to their neighbors.
The world is facing a "global human rights emergency in mental health," says the World Health Organization (WHO) via the Guardian. It's a quiet crisis keeping millions out of the global marketplace.
Around the world, mobile phone technology is being touted as a life changing path from poverty to prosperity.
Unlearn economics. Forget GDPs and growth rates. Ignore financial institutions (and their crises). Rethink well-being and worth. What do you care about? What in your life holds the greatest value?
When the government fails to provide, the savvy entrepreneur fills the gaps—but not without criticism.
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