D.H. Wright shows how the micro-credit programs pioneered by Muhammad Yunus are changing the lives of poor people around the world.

Wealth inequality, which has been highlighted by the Occupy Wall Street movement, plays a corrosive role in the political system, and capitalism, contrary to conventional wisdom, actually constricts freedom.

This essay, written in 1986, draws a distinction between political democracy and economic democracy. The author argues that to bring about economic and social justice the economy should be decentralized and that structural changes have to be made which will put economic decision making in the hands of local people.

 

Political rights are not enough, it is now time to demand economic rights.

Crony Capitalism is on its last legs says economist Ravi Batra.