Theme Overview: Economics – Seeing the People Behind the Numbers

At first glance, economics seems like it’s all about numbers: the value of a stock, the interest on a loan, or supply and demand. One might not think that a discipline so numbers-focused can also be used to work powerful acts of justice. The three writers featured here know that behind the numbers are people. … Continue reading Theme Overview: Economics – Seeing the People Behind the Numbers

Refugees, Employment, & a Front Row Seat to Resilience

Written by Dan Peterson //  A collection of things occur both internally and externally when a person is forced to flee in order to secure the safety of both their own life and that of their family. The journey and traumas along the way often lead a person to deeply question their self-efficacy. A primary … Continue reading Refugees, Employment, & a Front Row Seat to Resilience

Together against Modern-Day Slavery: A Conversation with Matt Friedman

A Conversation with Matt Friedman //  Can you give us a breakdown of modern slavery? What are the main types of slavery today and the general demographics of people being enslaved? Matt: The latest figure is 45.8 million people in modern slavery. About 66%, or about 30 million of them are in Asia. About 75% … Continue reading Together against Modern-Day Slavery: A Conversation with Matt Friedman