Posts Tagged ‘microfinance’

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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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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