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    Men and Microfinance: Why They’re Overlooked, and Why We Should Care via magazine.good.is

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    jeff.mowatt10 months ago

    With my colleague's work in sourcing a microfinance initiative in Tomsk Russia it was proven that the same levels of repayment were achieved when men were included as eliglible borrowers. The bank was managed by Finca and operated as a modified version of the Grameen loan circle approach. Like Kiva'the propostion of male borrowers was about 20%

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    Why Futurists Suck: The Real Promise of the Digital Age via magazine.good.is

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    jeff.mowattabout 1 year ago

    Indeed, This much was said in the 1996 white paper which proposed an alternative to traditional capitalism:

    We are at the very beginning of a new type of society and civilization, the Information Age. Historically, this is only the third distinct age of civilization. We lived in an agricultural age for thousands of years, which gave way to the Industrial Revolution and Industrial Age during the last three hundred years. The Industrial Age is now giving way to the Information Revolution, which is giving rise to the Information Age. Understanding this, it is appropriate to be concerned with the impact this transition is having and will continue to have on the lives of all of us. In that it is a fundamental predicate of "people-centered" economic development that no person is disposable, it follows that close attention be paid to those in the waning Industrial Age who are not equipped and prepared to take active and productive roles in an Information Age. Many, in fact, are scared, angry, and deeply resentful that they are being left out, ignored, effectively disenfranchised, discarded, thrown away as human flotsam in the name of human and social progress. We have only to ask ourselves individually whether or not this is the sort of progress we want, where we accept consciously and intentionally that human progress allows for disposing of other human beings.

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