Seeing People: The Cry of Justice Screams “Worthy”

Written by Camilla Friend //  Under the beautiful mask of majestic mountains and quaint buildings lies the fragile and broken heart of the town of Stellenbosch. With one of the highest Gini coefficients (a statistical measurement of inequality) in South Africa, where the richest of the rich and the poorest of the poor live in close … Continue reading Seeing People: The Cry of Justice Screams “Worthy”

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