Tag: poor

Maybe this isn’t Bill Gates’ original idea, but he’s the only big-name celebrity I hear touting the idea around and that seems quite good. He’s basically saying that one of the major revolutions to create change in poor people’s lives in the near future will be mobile banking and the control of digital assets without […]

The Fiat 500 rated as “POOR” on a small overlap crash test. You die.

Take 3 minutes out of your day to watch this incredible commercial for TrueMove H about giving to those who need it the most. Do good and one day it might just come back full circle.

scarcity-book

Scarcity is a book by Sendhil Mullainathan and Eldar Shafir about why living on the very edge of necessity often leads to other major problems in one’s life. When a poor person is always worrying about paying their next set of bills, it leaves little time to do much of anything else — like investing […]

The President of Uruguay, José Mujica, is known by many to be the poorest president in the world. He gives away over 90% of his income and according to this Young Turks piece, Mujica has a life savings of only $1800. That’s insane. But he seems like a genuinely great guy.

Photographer Alison Wright gives this talk for National Geographic about what she saw and photographed as she traveled the US to document extreme poverty in communities in America. Really sad stories here.