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What will we do when there are no more poor people?

A recent cover story in the Economist heralded the possible end of extreme poverty. It got me thinking about a...

Michael Jackson and the Wealth of Nations

Michael Jackson and the Wealth of Nations

“Poor people just need more money” concludes Slate’s review of unconditional cash transfers and their role in ending poverty. Well,...

My “Ability to Do Good” Checklist

My “Ability to Do Good” Checklist

It was 2007. I had just launched and participated in the Two Dollar Challenge. The experience was transformative. Poverty inducing...

We Are Sidekicks

I’m calling bull#@%. For years, we have been told that we can be the generation that will end global poverty....

The Price of Groceries

The Price of Groceries

She swept the milk, eggs, flour and sugar one by one across the counter, punched each price into the cash...

Inquiry versus Insult

Inquiry versus Insult

Smoke billows from an Oldsmobile as it idles at the stop light. Rust populates the fender, the muffler is held...

The Handshake

The Handshake

As soon as I sat down, I felt the weight of the week slipped off my shoulders. You know that...

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