Post Tagged with: "poverty"

BSG Faculty, Governance, cooperation and law

Protest outside County Hall Norwich against cuts to social care. Image credit: Roger Blackwell

When welfare sabotages lives

As Christmas approaches, the United Kingdom is accelerating the rollout of a social security scheme only Ebenezer Scrooge could love. The “universal credit” programme replaces six different welfare benefits – such as the child tax credit and the housing benefit – with one. The goal is to incentivise employment, and […]

by × 26 December 2017 ×

BSG Students, Science and technology

Tinkoff Bank Mobile banking application. Source: Wikimedia Commons

The role of financial technology in the fight against poverty

Let me begin this blogpost with what I think is a necessary preamble. Having lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for the past several years, I’m well aware of the problems posed by profit masquerading as purpose.  Tech company after tech company has claimed that their product is going […]

by × 08 February 2017 ×

BSG Faculty, Governance, cooperation and law

Unsustainable development goals?

Unsustainable development goals?

From 2000 to 2015, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) focused minds and budgets on global poverty, significantly boosting people’s prospects in some of the world’s poorest countries. The new set of global targets, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), aim to build on that progress, not only in eradicating poverty, but […]

by × 14 April 2016 ×

Admissions and Life at the School, BSG Students

MPP vs MBA debate: That markets are better than governments at eliminating extreme poverty

MPP vs MBA debate: That markets are better than governments at eliminating extreme poverty

We arrived at the debate and the room was buzzing. The MBAs sat on one side, the MPPs on the other…

by × 18 February 2014 ×