Archive for the ‘poverty alleviation, philanthropy and microfinance’ Category

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Monday, November 28th, 2016 by Al Lewis (alewis)

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Possible Breakthrough: Is Our Gehrig Jersey Odyssey No Longer Half Baked?

Saturday, March 19th, 2011 by Al Lewis (alewis)

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Reducing the Cost of Being Poor

Monday, April 6th, 2009 by Al Lewis (alewis)

ThinkOOB proposes one instance in which a government subsidy, followed by a more-than-one-to-one payback to the government, makes a lot of sense.    A bank account is more than just a convenience.  It’s one of those things, like your voice, which you only learn to appreciate when you lose it.   Take direct deposit.  You don’t think [...]

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The Complete ThinkOOB Stimulus Economics Plan

Monday, March 9th, 2009 by Al Lewis (alewis)

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Reducing the Cost of Being Poor

Friday, February 20th, 2009 by Al Lewis (alewis)

Imagine a way to stimulate the economy and put more money into the hands of both the working poor and small businesses, while reducing both the foreclosure rate and the federal deficit, all without raising taxes.
Economic alchemy, you say?   Read on.
Chances are, if you in the demographic which reads these essays, you have never applied for, [...]

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Fundraising to fight ALS through Lou Gehrig #4 jersey sales

Thursday, January 15th, 2009 by Sandy

The author is my sister-in-law (I am widowed; she is talking about her late sister, my wife). She proposes that the Yankees sell Lou Gehrig’s #4 jerseys with proceeds going to ALS. When I saw that idea, I thought, the team must already be doing that, but no. They sell those jerseys the same way they sell their others. I recommend reading this posting to learn much more than you knew about Gehrig and his ALS, and then bombarding the Yankees with requests that they do exactly that. I can’t imagine they’ve made a conscious decision not to do this. I just think no one has suggested it to them.

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Maintaining the flow of philanthropy in this economy

Sunday, January 4th, 2009 by Al Lewis (alewis)

In this economy, the people who suffer the most are the ones who can least afford it, due to the steep decline in philanthropic human services contributions. There are two types of philanthropic human services contributions:
(1) Maintenance programs – shelters, food banks, etc. These programs are the “social safety net,” for which government [...]

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Saving Taxpayers Money by Replacing High-Interest Loans at Tax Time with Instant Refunds

Sunday, December 21st, 2008 by Al Lewis (alewis)

The biggest ripoff in consumer lending is the refund anticipation check. Tax preparers offer their clients +/- 90% of the value of the anticiated refund, on the spot, a very high implied APR. This posting shows how the government can replace this with loans at much better terms, get the money into people’s hands faster and — in conjunciton with the Stimulus Gift Card — even ofer MORE than the value of the refund in an immediate gift card. Economic stimulation AND profits for the government AND a windfall for consumers.

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