Today we’ve got a doozy… we’re going to do a deep dive into the economic systems that drive the economies of Southeast Asia with a specific focus on the area of microfinance. Financing is one of the biggest stumbling blocks for entrepreneurs anywhere. Finding the capital for even a small business can be difficult. Yet, there has been exponential growth in the number of small and medium enterprises in the Southeast Asia region. Which on the surface seems outstanding as small businesses are the backbone of any economy, right? But just how these SMEs get their capital can play a huge role in their success or failure. We’ll take a deeper look into the practice of microloans and compare it with a potential alternative solution, the microasset. And finally, we’ll end on a fascinating discussion about productivity, how productivity shapes equality, and what kind of production may be best suited for society.
All this and more on this episode of The ARCC Report!
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We’re at our most vulnerable when we go to our doctors. We trust the person at the other end of that scalpel. We trust the hospital. We trust the system. Christopher Duntsch was a neurosurgeon who radiated confidence. He claimed he was the best in Dallas. If you had back pain, and had tried everything else, Dr. Duntsch could give you the spine surgery that would take your pain away. But soon his patients started to experience complications, and the system failed to protect them. Which begs the question: who - or what - is that system meant to protect? From Wondery, the network behind the hit podcast Dirty John, DR. DEATH is a story about a charming surgeon, 33 patients and a spineless system. Reported and hosted by Laura Beil.
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