The Values & Capitalism Blog

The Values & Capitalism blog is a forum for discussion about issues of Christian faith, economics, politics, society, poverty, and more.

Microfinance as a tool for international economic growth

Microfinance is a relatively recent method of poverty alleviation that is implemented in countries around the world to promote financial inclusion and economic development. This study researches the largely-less explored macroeconomic impact of the large-scale provision of microfinance services on economic growth to understand how this sector is increasingly[...]

Why Is Detroit so Empty?

Eric LaRose's project examines urban decline in Detroit, Michigan, by comparing it to population decline in Cleveland, Ohio; St. Louis, Missouri; Gary, Indiana; and Youngstown, Ohio. He explored variations in city and state government policies, taxes, regulatory environments, and local economies as potential reasons for Detroit’s unusually high vacancy rate.[...]


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