Oxfam Uses Absurd Metrics, Gets Absurd Results

by Chelsea Follett Every year, Oxfam releases a report meant to shock the public about the extent of income and wealth inequality. This year’s report claims that the eight richest people on Earth have as much wealth as the bottom half of the world’s population (3.6 out of 7.2 billion people). That’s certainly shocking. It’s also profoundly …

Continue reading ‘Oxfam Uses Absurd Metrics, Gets Absurd Results’ »

Foreign Aid: Comparing Somaliland and South Sudan

by Daniel J. Mitchell While President Trump apparently intends to waste taxpayer money for more childcare subsidies and presumably is going to duck the critical issue of entitlement reform, there is some good news for advocates of limited government and fiscal responsibility. What’s Going On? According to a recent news report, he’s not a big fan of …

Continue reading ‘Foreign Aid: Comparing Somaliland and South Sudan’ »

The mobile phone is an anti-poverty device

by Robert Colvile Imagine that you don’t have a bank account. Imagine how hard it would be to get through your life without being able to pay for goods with a tap or swipe of a card. Without your rent payments or Netflix subscription coming out of your account all by themselves, or your salary …

Continue reading ‘The mobile phone is an anti-poverty device’ »

Nigeria is Following Venezuela’s Bitcoin Trend

by Iyke Aru The ability of Bitcoin to resist inflation, its characteristic independence towards government legislation among several other qualities, makes it an automatic safe haven for embattled economies. On Monday, Feb. 6, 2017, youths across different cities of Nigeria took to the streets to protest against the leadership of the nation. One of the major …

Continue reading ‘Nigeria is Following Venezuela’s Bitcoin Trend’ »

How to Lazily Dig a Well in Africa

By Eileen L. Wittig As a 20-something coffee drinker, I decided I “needed” my own coffee mug at work. I was no longer content to use the office ones because they were not ~personal~ enough, and millennials are all about ~personal~ and ~self-expression~ so I set out on a search. I could go to Target, …

Continue reading ‘How to Lazily Dig a Well in Africa’ »