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Idealism and Realism
Idealism and Realism
South African Bank Serving Poor Goes Bust

A South African bank set up to serve poor customers went under last month, leading to a ripple effect through its financial system. But this bank’s collapse shouldn’t put an end to efforts to get credit access for the world’s poor.

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Why We Can't Have Nice Things

An expert working on the project cautions the MTA may miss its next deadline.

Higher Ed Shake Up

New low-cost programs are carving out a critical space in the U.S. higher education system.


Hint: it isn’t pretty.

Blue Model Blues

Kicking the can down the road is turning into a hobby for PA lawmakers.

Xi who must be obeyed

The Chinese President’s new status as “core” leader will strengthen his hand, but rifts remain within the Party.

Deal or No Deal

The answer isn’t straightforward, and it’s likely to be decided by our next president.

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