I particularly like this observation of what poverty does to one’s ability to enter into the sanctioned forms of economic development: “One of the arguments that Portfolios of the Poor makes is that the poor lack robust, flexible, and effective financial tools. Perhaps not surprisingly, this lack of resources spurs creative money management among poor households. Continue reading “Gates Foundation Supports Savings Accounts for the Poor | Blog | NextBillion.net | Development through Enterprise”
What popped into my head while I was writing a reply to why abuse, incest and rape are common themes in horror movies. So inculcated with the laissez-faire attitude of our society towards this topic, that I kinda thought for a second, really? People actually are still effected by this kind of gore? Predictable andContinue reading “Inculcated with fear”
Double Bubbles Originally uploaded by Jeff Kubina lightness for Sunday
Unbacked currency is supposedly one of the things that ails us But resilience economics needs more ‘scenario sketches’ before a determination can be made as to whether or not we are completely and absolutely screwed or by how much the institutions can ruin the rubble beneath their foundations like the Parthenon or Pyramids built onContinue reading “Give and Take”
Be straightforward and honest in all your business dealings. * Be civil and businesslike at all times—in person, on the phone, and in letters, faxes, and emails—even if the person you’re dealing with is not. * Be clear about what you want, need, and expect. * Don’t expect editors and other publishing people to beContinue reading “From HelpingWriters.com”
POLAROID LOVERS TRY TO REVIVE ITS INSTANT FILM gratification Enschede, the Netherlands
My day in links For which cause all the country of your possession shall be under the condition of redemption. http://drb.scripturetext.com/leviticus/25.htm http://www.dmv.ca.gov/ http://www.votetogo.info/poll/poll.php?Vote+-+The+New+Tribe
Stadion Originally uploaded by HamburgerJung Beautiful lines of architecture, I admire the order and symmetry so much.
Salmin ala-asteen jalkapallokenttä ja keinovalopilarit II Originally uploaded by Janne. “Immersive view” but of what ice above us ready to crush us in elements we were made from between time and space a place our brains try to hold steady but always lose their grip before the clock runs out
Aktiiviset revontulet Originally uploaded by Janne. I love the lights captured by this photographer on flickr
Sunshine and Flocked Trees Originally uploaded by Cathleen Daum The world is beautiful again, yet I cannot forget those facing a world upside down, the after shocks keep coming, and I wish them a little blast of peace, a reprieve from that constant state of crisis. Now this scene could quickly turn drastic if JackContinue reading “Sunshine and Flocked Trees”
Bradbury building Los Angeles Originally uploaded by Patrick LA Where I see my reluctant heroine running up the stairs, slightly out of breath, black leather coat airborne behind, black leather pants, with the tie-tether-lacey thing and super-boots, she can leap–it’s homage to Blade Runner, but a sci-fi not that in the future but with hintsContinue reading “Bradbury building Los Angeles”
Port-au-Prince, Haiti earthquake. January 16, 2009. Originally uploaded by ActionAid How are we to think of this? And believe in some kind of loving spirit?
January 12, 2010 Originally uploaded by borderfilms (Doug) and destruction is too much to take sometimes
Man Crosses Sinkhole in Port-au-Prince Originally uploaded by United Nations Photo What happens to one, effects all.
Haiti Earthquake – destruction as seen from the plane Originally uploaded by IFRC
Project 366 – 1 | 2009.2.15 Originally uploaded by Computer Science Geek the universe is round
Burning Bush Originally uploaded by John Charlton Solitude
dancing Originally uploaded by Matt Cornell the heavens play