Socially Conscious Consumers are not Better People

My parents grew up in a much different time. The United States was in the beginning stages of the Cold War and by the time high school graduation was coming for them, being drafted into the Vietnam War was an ever present concern. My parents’ parents served in the military many in their generation honorably […]

People Over Profit is more Profitable?

Last week I ordered People Over Profit by Dale Partridge. As you can expect the premise is that companies need to care about more than just the bottom line, profit. It is a very interesting read because it addresses the great void that we have with the market and our desire for something better. I think […]

The Poor are not Hungry, They are Malnourished

Hunger is different from malnutrition. Hunger means you don’t have enough food eat. Being malnourished means that you don’t have enough of the right food to eat. This is a huge distinction that gets lost in development. One could argue that malnourishment can fall under the umbrella of hunger but the problem with that is that […]

People are Fundamentally Good. Evidence – Cash Transfers

In development is it all to often that you find individuals who throw up their hands and think that all of their efforts and everyone else’s efforts are helpless. In my own experience this is almost always the result of a lack of understanding amongst individuals. Cultural differences are often the root issue but aid workers […]