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Feeling Relatively Poor Increases Support For Women In The Workplace

“Feeling relatively poor increases support for women in the workplace – but men still don’t want them making household decisions,” by Katrina Kosec, Johns Hopkins University and Cecilia Hyunjung Mo, University of California, Berkeley The Research Brief is a short take … Continue reading

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How To Be Poor In Spirit Despite How Much Money You Have

Poor: In pocket or in spirit? Which are you or are you both? That is a question I asked myself some years ago. And the following is the reflection that was pursued. Poor vs Rich Women She and I had … Continue reading

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Basic Income: A No-Brainer In Economic Hard Times

Basic income: A no-brainer in economic hard times by Catherine L. Mah  Ontario’s minister of children, community and social services just announced that the Canadian province’s landmark basic income pilot project would be terminated. Lisa MacLeod did not offer an … Continue reading

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How Money Is Destroying The World

How Money Is Destroying The World by Mike Sosteric In a widely cited confessional in the New York Times in 2014, former Wall Street trader Sam Polk outed himself as a recovering wealth addict. He intimated a toxic childhood and … Continue reading

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Begging: An Art, A National Pastime Or A Nasty Habit? Last Resort?

Begging – an activity that is abhorrent to me. What exactly classifies as begging? According to the Oxford dictionary, to beg is to: ask (someone) earnestly or humbly for something. ask for something, typically food or money, as charity or … Continue reading

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Why We Serve – Beverly Sukie-Martin

I am here to let you know why I serve and it takes me back to growing up in rural Jamaica, in Clarendon where I saw my grandmother share her farming crops with her neighbours. She would always do that … Continue reading

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Why We Serve – Claudette Esterine-Campbell

My mother did odd jobs after her small hairdressing business crashed. We constantly moved house, hiding from landlords who she owed rent, bill collectors and everyone she borrowed money from. During all this time, I was the target of her … Continue reading

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