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UC Press Blog Asks “Who Profits From Poverty?”

University of California Press, publisher of the forthcoming Encountering Poverty Point-of-View book, featured the #GlobalPOV’s latest vid (“Who Profits From Poverty?”) on its blog. In the post, UC Press writes:

Watch the video to learn about the surprising ways microfinance companies take advantage of the poor, how society tends to criminalize opportunism and innovation only when it comes from the lower classes, and why [Prof. Ananya] Roy is skeptical about the time-worn maxim, “If you teach a man to fish…”. Roy looks at what it takes to build a “pro-poor” economy—one that doesn’t profit off the labor, consumption, and debt of the poor. It’s a complex problem, and this project is a great start.”

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