Posts Tagged With: economy

Free money for a great cause!

Many of you know I’m a big fan of Kiva.  We’ve been using the site for a couple years now and have nearly 125 loans funded, all around the world.  Click here to see more about our loan portfolio (gender/geographical breakdown, economic sector and so on).  You can meet a few of my borrowers below!  If you like the idea, consider setting up your own ‘min-bank’ where you get to choose to whom you lend, where and how much.  Right now, Kiva is offering a free $25 starter loan to new users; no cost, no obligation, no hidden agenda – just enjoy helping people start and manage small businesses which in turn help support their families.  To learn more just click here.  Cheers and enjoy!

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Plan B…

Lester Brown

We’re all busy but please take the time to read this post and watch the video.

I’m sure a few of you know of Lester Brown.  I’ve read many of his books and think much of his critical thinking is of great value to society as a whole.  Eco-Economy, Plan B, Who Will Feed China – all are books which tackle tough subjects with surprisingly encouraging results.  Recently, Plan B was the focus of a PBS special, hosted by Matt Damon.  In short, Plan B is the alternate to Plan A which is ‘business as usual’ – over-population, over-spending, over-use of the Earth’s resources.

I managed to find a link which allowed for viewers outside the USA to watch the film; it is about 90 minutes long so grab a bowl of popcorn and sit back.  While you may feel depressed during the first hour or so of the show, you will feel inspired and energized during the last bit as Lester presents the Plan B options.  Enjoy and please feel free to post your comments.

Please click here to launch the video.

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