The New York Times

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  1. Great post. I read the Times article when it cam out this weekend and couldn’t help but think of the parallels to my own part of the word: North Adams, Mass., a former New England factory town that is trying to pull itself up out of a bad economic-social hammerlock.

    On another post-related note, U.Penn’s Wharton school just released a great little report on microfinance and the Grameen effort. It’s titled: ‘Microfinance 2.0′: New Tools, New Goals and New Ways to Lift People out of Poverty.

    The report looks at the successes and failures of a system being used to gauge whether microloan recipients are escaping poverty. It also looks at some groups’ attempt to the infrastructure of microfinance to tackle other social woes.

    Here’s a link to the article (I have no affiliation to Wharton, the report or it’s authors, just thought fellow readers of AA would find it interesting):

    http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/1701.cfm

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