I recently saw this demonstration of how mangroves protect shorelines from erosion. It's incredible how Mother Nature has developed simple tools to support biodiversity, even against the powerful forces of ocean waves. Unfortunately, we haven't been the best stewards of these natural gifts. WWF reports that more than 35% of the world’s mangroves are already gone. … Continue reading How Much Is Your Coastline Worth?
So, if rich people do not create the jobs, what does? A healthy economic ecosystem — one in which most participants (especially the middle class) have plenty of money to spend. Over the last couple of years, a rich investor and entrepreneur named Nick Hanauer has annoyed all manner of other rich investors and entrepreneurs by explaining this … Continue reading Rich People Don’t Create Jobs
Other Stories from Kabasheshe: Hills of Green | Ghost Water Taps | Money Loans and Satellite Dishes At the end of a fun weekend, I was driving from Queen Elizabeth National Park back to Kabale. Along with a group of American and Canadian medical and public health students, I was returning from three days filled with safari … Continue reading Fish and Chips: How a Small Business Can Have Big Impact in Rural Uganda