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Number of People in Extreme Poverty Drops to Record Low

Malthus must be turning over in his grave after the World Bank announced this week that the percentage of the world’s 7.3-billion-plus people living in extreme poverty is likely to fall to a record low this year of under 10 … Continue reading

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Fair Trade Coffee to Benefit the Poor?

For several years, consumers have been becoming more aware of how their purchases affect the poor in other countries. One result of such awareness has been the creation of the “Fair Trade” coffee brand. “Fair trade” coffee has been certified … Continue reading

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