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World Bank, faith-based NGOs join forces on anti-poverty mission

by James Bruce
Posted 4/29/15, 12:38 pm

Religious leaders and presidents of faith-based organizations have signed a joint statement pledging to work to eliminate extreme poverty. This month’s “Ending Extreme Poverty: A Moral and Spiritual Imperative” came out of a roundtable discussion sponsored by the World Bank Group earlier this year.

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Thomas Sowell on the root causes of income inequality

by Jim Henry
Posted 12/30/14, 04:10 pm

Thomas Sowell is a preeminent economist, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, and author of the best-selling Basic Economics: A Common Sense Guide to the Economy, now in its 5th edition. He is one of today’s clearest voices for the benefits of free market policies and the failure of government intervention to improve the human condition. We talked about the factors that create income inequality and the reasons why some politicians look for someone to blame for poverty, rather than considering its root causes.

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A nation at risk

Poverty | Extreme poverty, dependency, and distrust plague the Navajo Nation, and secular solutions aren’t working
by Sophia Lee
Posted 12/12/14, 01:00 am

CHINLE, Ariz.—On a hot, cloudless Monday morning in the heart of the Navajo reservation, women wearing traditional turquoise jewelry and men with silver-buckled belts and cowboy hats gathered at a community center. All came determined to have their voices heard.

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