Economics Upside Down: A Conversation with Andrew Trump

A Conversation with Andrew Trump //  SC: Andrew, can you tell us about your journey and work in Cambodia, the Philippines, and Hawaii? Andrew:  I graduated with a degree in Economics from Wheaton [Wheaton College, IL], and, during my senior year, I spent six months in rural Cambodia interning for an organization that did agricultural … Continue reading Economics Upside Down: A Conversation with Andrew Trump

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

Children of the Sand: Restoring the Home Poverty Stole

Written by Sandra Gastañudi Torres // (Article originally written in Spanish. Click here for the English translation) Spanish Alto Trujillo y Nuevo Jerusalén, son dos localidades contiguas, que se extienden en los  arenales del Cerro Cabra, en la ciudad de Trujillo; son altamente peligrosos y delictivos, abundan las pandillas, sicariato y bandas organizadas. Probablemente el germen del … Continue reading Children of the Sand: Restoring the Home Poverty Stole