In America it's virtually a dirty word, but after being dragged through the mud for a century, socialism is still a part of the U.S.'s national character. Learn about this foil and complement to capitalism and why it might not be so bad.
The spirit of Muhammad Yunus is taking yet another beating. Chuck and I have written in defense of the concept and practice of microlending before, despite its flaws; chiefly, that there are inscrupulous microfinance companies that take advantage of the poverty-stricken. Under these conditions microlending is just one more way to take advantage of the world's poor.