Offering ultra poor people a combo of assets and training and cash — instead of just cash or a loan — can trigger a virtuous cycle that ultimately helps them escape poverty

What’s the Best Way to Help Extremely Poor People? After 20 Years, the Evidence Is In https://www.vox.com/future-perfect/23152657/poverty-cash-graduation-ultra-poor-brac Sigal Samuel · Vox Is it really useful to “teach a person to fish” or should you just give them the fish already? If you want to fight poverty, you probably intuitively feel that the worst-off people are the ones who should be …

Liberation will only come if we are expansive enough in our vision to address inequality in all its forms.

The appeal of Black faces in high places is undeniable. And certainly no one would argue that representation is unimportant. Nonetheless, such a simple formulation misses a lot, including the fact that such investment practices have been tried before—and failed many times before. The notion of Black capitalism has a long pedigree. It appeared in some of the writings of Booker T. Washington from …

ALEC and gas companies have passed prohibitions against gas bans across 20 states: 31% of US building gas use

Only Washington has passed statewide all-electric construction requirements. New York policymakers are considering statewide mandates for both new and existing buildings. Meanwhile, local air monitoring systems (Purple Air, monitoring particulate matter and VOCs) in highly fracked areas of Ohio and found that the U.S. EPA’s regional air quality monitors often miss variations in pollution at the local level. (Energy News …