Monday, January 24, 2011

Urban Poor vs. Rural Poor

When Americans think of economic development, they are generally envisioning the need to eliminate inner-city poverty. But isn't the problem of rural poverty just as important? 

The Rural poor deserve revolving loan funds, efforts to encourage banks to lend to urban residents, microcredit structures, and charitable help-them-to-help-themselves organizations just as much as the urban poor do. 

That is today's social comment. Dissenting arguments are welcome. 

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