Category Archives: india

Grameen Bank Takeover in Bangladesh: Bad Economics.


I wrote earlier about the great work of the Grameen Bank and the Grameen Foundation, groups I have supported for many years.  Founder M. Yunus invented the concept of “microloans”, a tactic that has been helping the poor for many years.   … Continue reading

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Grameen Foundation and Grameen Bank – doing global good 24/7


The Grameen Bank and Grameen Foundation have been two of my favorite “do good” projects for some time.   Today I had a chance to talk about their amazing work with Alex Counts, the President of the Foundation he started … Continue reading

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USA Debt Rating Downgrade to AA+ is from our failure to cut defense and entitlements


S&P’s decision to downgrade the US debt rating from AAA to AA+ is very unwelcome news but it should not surprise anybody, especially in Washington where neither party has been willing to tackle the deficit or the debt in a … Continue reading

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Would You Outsource Alzheimers Care to India?


A friend of mine has been making a case that we should be lowering the cost of care for Alzheimer’s folks by setting up facilities in India.    Quality of care and facilities would be the same or better than in … Continue reading

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No VC for you! Zero IPOs in Q2 2008


The New York Times is noting that there have been no VC funded IPOs in this second quarter of 2008, which appears to be the first time that has happened since 1978. I haven’t done enough research to suggest this … Continue reading

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