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Global Food Shortages Exacerbated by COVID-19 Pandemic

Elise Clark The global crisis of COVID-19 has illuminated many gaps in governmental systems across the world when it comes to reacting and responding to crises, but particularly when it comes to food shortages and weaknesses in the global supply chain.  The Committee on World Food Security (CFS) reported, there are an “estimated (pre-COVID-19) 821

2020-10-09T11:41:58-05:00

Universal basic income experiment in Finland

Universal Basic Income: Although the concept of a universal basic income has been debated for years, new studies from Finland provide possible evidence that the complex principal could be implemented to the benefit of citizens.  According to an article published in the Annual Political Science Review by Dr. Juliana Bidadanure, Universal Basic Income (UBI), is

2020-09-26T10:09:45-05:00

What the Poor Think of the Rich

The core of the American Dream — equality of opportunity and rewards commensurate with efforts and abilities — has enchanted millions of people across the globe. However, it is important to assess whether the reality bears out that ideal. Although two-thirds of Americans (69 percent) agree with the statement that “people are rewarded for intelligence

2020-09-17T08:44:42-05:00Tags: |

The Importance of Environmental Practices in Poverty Alleviation

Alleviating poverty is a worthy endeavor pursued by many organizations. However, studies show that in some cases there are unintended negative impacts upon the environment. The goal to alleviate poverty without environmental damage can be challenging. For example, an organization might teach improved farming techniques and assume that if followed the effects will be positive.

2020-09-17T08:47:00-05:00Tags: |

Does Everyone Want To Be An Owner

In theory, employee ownership through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) is an almost perfect idea, since it benefits employees and businesses equally and simultaneously. Shares are allocated to, rather than purchased by, the employees, which puts ownership within the grasp of many who might never own a business otherwise. Employees have a strong incentive

2020-09-17T08:47:42-05:00Tags: |

I Like Flowers

You may ask why am I posting a picture I took on the site today? It is partly because I like flowers. But it is also because of the ending of a poem by Gary Snyder: Stay together. Know the flowers. Go light. I feel this poem gives instruction for the times

2020-09-18T09:04:52-05:00

Ways to Address Poverty and Inequality Through Business: Your Comments Summary

In a recent column, I asked readers to write in with ideas about how full employment would influence the debate about inequality in the U.S. Since the column was published, eradicating poverty and trying to address inequality have been even more ever present in the spotlight as issues to be addressed in meaningful ways. Many

2020-09-04T07:48:50-05:00Tags: |

Professor makes a difference for minority women entrepreneurs

Len Greenhalgh is Professor of Management, Emeritus at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth in Hanover, New Hampshire. Dartmouth College was founded in 1769 with a royal charter to serve Native Americans and European settlers in New England. The college’s emphasis on diversity and inclusion has continued ever since. Greenhalgh took a faculty position

2020-09-04T07:48:13-05:00Tags: |

It’s not income that determines charitable giving

The American people are no strangers to the spirit of charitable giving. A phenomenal figure from Charity Navigator shows that as many as 50 percent of American households donated money when the 2010 earthquake devastated Haiti. This giving accumulated to $1.4 billion. Another example of American goodness was the $1.6 billion donated to victims of

2020-08-23T19:14:37-05:00Tags: |

Could we eradicate poverty?

Those answering this question seem to have become more and more optimistic over the past several decades. Major advances in technology, education, healthcare and business practices have led to reduced poverty rates around the world. Although victory is still a long way off, it seems that we have a fighting chance in the battle against poverty.

2020-08-20T10:37:59-05:00Tags: |

What the Poor Think of the Rich

The core of the American Dream — equality of opportunity and rewards commensurate with efforts and abilities — has enchanted millions of people across the globe. However, it is important to assess whether the reality bears out that ideal. Although two-thirds of Americans (69 percent) agree with the statement that “people are rewarded for intelligence

2020-08-15T19:28:29-05:00Tags: |

Fighting Neglected Diseases

Imagine you are in a business course and are given the following scenario: Your marketing department has found an opportunity for your business. It has identified a clear problem that, with research, time and heavy investment your company can solve. This solution comes with the caveat that you will be creating a product for a

2020-08-15T08:07:11-05:00Tags: |

Impact Investment, Business and Poverty

Traditional investors often put money into companies focused mainly on the returns they will see, while many nonprofits and government agencies provide funding for programs in return for measurable social impact. Impact investing attempts to join business and social concerns. The point of impact investing is to fund companies that not only generate financial returns but

2020-08-12T14:33:41-05:00Tags: |