322904-thumbnailThe Center for Neighborhood Enterprise in Washington is led by Robert Woodson who founded it in 1981 to help neighborhoods where what he calls “the poverty industry” doesn’t seem to help much. He’s torqued that many fellow African Americans have abandoned their poor brothers except to exploit them noting that 70 cents of every welfare dollar goes to social workers, counselors and others. His organization has trained 2,500 field workers in 39 states. He believes that instead of more government programs there is a need for investment in cities.

His alternative method is to find the 30 percent of homes in a neighborhood where there are moms and dads and to work with them to start businesses. His method is not to sue banks or insurance companies, but to arrange meetings to get people to see each other and to hear about proposals such as new housing citing one such project in Detroit.

It’s worked not only in housing, but with tree trimmers, barbers, cab drivers, and locksmiths who have been helped through the maze of regulations that block their entry into the small business market. He’s also a fan of faith-based help to “former drug attics and criminals, who tell you that prison couldn’t change them and a psychiatrist couldn’t change them but a spiritual experience did.” It works!

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  • davidhill

    Inequality is the fuse that will start global conflict. Ironically as the inequality gap gets wider, the fuse becomes shorter. Indeed territorial disputes over land and seas (global inequality and economics at its base) will greatly intensify over the next 40 years as natural resources continue to run out. Indeed global wars are inevitable if we continue to use the current economic development model (capitalism & globalization) as the instrument of human progress. In this respect if powerful political leaders and industrialists do not see what is on the horizon for humankind soon, the human experience will be no more in less than 100-years from now –

    http://worldinnovationfoundation.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/humankind-on-its-present-path-of.html