How Economic Sanctions Affect Poor People
Matt W. Dawson, The Federalist
The United States sanctions Zimbabwe to target fewer than 200 people and institutions. Here’s how that affects the other 14 million.
Christian leaders call for unity in response to persecution
Inés San Martín, Crux
Unless Christian denominations set aside their differences and work together, Christianity will not survive in Syria and Iraq — and is endangered in Burma, China, and Cyprus as well.
How a Family Allowance Could End Poverty
Peter-Christian Aigner, The Atlantic
An old idea to keep women at home could expand economic opportunities for the nation’s poorest—and middle-class—families.
For the first time, less than 10 percent of the world is living in extreme poverty, World Bank says
Adam Taylor, Washington Post
The World Bank provided some relief from bad news this week with some fresh, positive data: For the first time ever, it estimates that the number of people around the world living in extreme poverty will fall below 10 percent.