Against the Grain, for July 2, 2007 - 12:00pm
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Microcredit: Two Perspectives
The founder of Grameen Bank, which provides what's called microcredit to poor people and communities, won last year's Nobel Peace Prize. So is microcredit the solution to global poverty? Sam Daley-Harris directs the Microcredit Summit Campaign. Radical economist Robert Pollin questions the effectiveness of microcredit in a policy setting dominated by neoliberalism.