jonathan1

jonathan1

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11 years 6 months ago

Billions of people around the world live on less than $2 a day, an amount most of us could likely dig out of our couch cushions. It’s hard to imagine what it would be like to scrape by on so small an income:  how would you put food on the table, keep a roof over your head, plan for medical emergencies, or save for retirement?

A new book that I co-authored with Daryl Collins, Stuart Rutherford and Orlanda Ruthven tackles these fundamental questions. Portfolios of the Poor: How the World’s Poor Live on $2 a Day grew out of the sense that there’s lots of talk these days about global poverty,...