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David Roodman's Microfinance Open Book Blog

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OK, even if it's not quite what it seems, this is pretty darn cool. (Tip: turn off the sound.)

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The idea of helping the poor by giving them loans goes way back. This video spectacularly highlights one novelty in the modern wave: cross-border flows.

Hat tip to @viewfromthecave.

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