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Regulation Not the Answer for the Unbanked

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Tools like prepaid debit cards present one of the best options for bridging the gap between financial exclusion and full participation in our 21st century economy. These tools—and all the innovations which have the potential to make them even better—should be fostered through entrepreneurship, thoughtful policy, and education for those caught in a deep cycle[...]

Policy for the People

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Is policy made to help people or places? This is a central question politics is built to answer, and for too many years America’s leaders have answered wrongly. They have favored improving place at the expense of bettering the lives of people.

Seeing Life Through a Beggar's Eyes

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Seven years ago during the Acumen fellowship program, I was challenged to spend a day on the streets of New York trying to better understand the plight of the 59,000+ homeless in New York City. The experience was an exercise in moral imagination...

Prioritizing Business in Development

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If global development experts cannot agree on the value and direction of current or future development goals, what can the U.S. do? It can start by empowering its own businesses to see African businesses as competitors and collaborators, and Africans as value-laden employees and employers.