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In these topsy-turvy economic times, there's great hope in the fact that one of the world's most famous banks is one that caters to the poorest of individuals and that its founder makes regular appearances in the financial news media. The Grameen Bank in Dhaka, Bangladesh, started by Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus, is a bank of the future.
The kitchen table is a symbol of comfort and security -- a place for safe and honest conversation and welcome advice. It can also be a tool to help confront the most private and secret of crimes -- domestic violence.
How would you like to be able to move house -- packing, transportation, cleaning, moving materials removal, and gardening included -- without spending a dollar? If you lived in New South Wales, Australia, you could use shells, issued in points, to pay for everything but the gardening, which you would pay for with time.
In the Mendoza province of Argentina, a small community of entrepreneurs is preparing for the tomato harvest. With the help of 'solidarity investors,' they're purchasing seeds, irrigating and cultivating their land, and eventually making jars of fresh tomato sauce that just might make their way to your dinner table.