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The importance of environmental practices in poverty alleviation

Alleviating poverty is a worthy endeavor pursued by many organizations. However, studies show that in some cases there are unintended negative impacts upon the environment. The goal to alleviate poverty without environmental damage can be challenging.

March 17, 2016 | John Hoffmire Deseret News | Other Views


Opinion: Romney's no-holds-barred denunciation of Donald Trump was the right thing

I was only a lukewarm supporter of Mitt Romney as a 2012 presidential candidate, but I was very proud of his no-holds-barred denunciation of Donald Trump on Thursday. He must have been aware that his detractors would immediately reduce his motive to his own presidential ambitions and ridicule him, Trumplike, as a weak “loser.” But, regardless of the immediate consequences for him or for the nomination contest, Romney did the right thing in plainly depicting the character of the Republican front-runner.

March 10, 2016 | Ralph Hancock Deseret News | Other Views


Celebrating one who uses business to help minorities

Len Greenhalgh is a senior management professor at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth in Hanover, New Hampshire. He is also faculty director of Tuck’s extensive programs for minorities, entrepreneurial women and Native Americans. Dartmouth College was founded in 1769 with a royal charter to serve Native Americans and European settlers in New England. The college’s emphasis on diversity and inclusion has continued ever since.

March 08, 2016 | John Hoffmire Deseret News | Other Views


Maternal mortality rates rising in US, stunting global maternal health progress

The overall global maternal mortality rate (MMR) may be dropping, but the decline is slowed in part by a surprising rise in rates in the developed world. In the United States, the rate of mothers dying from complications in pregnancy and birth is increasing. The rate seems inconsistent with modern medical and technological advances. Maternal mortality rates should be steadily dropping, especially in the developed world, yet the statistics suggest that something is wrong with current models of public health.

March 02, 2016 | John Hoffmire Deseret News | Other Views


How could mobile financial services help people in poverty?

According to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, three out of four adults in the developing world don't have access to banks or any other financial institutions. Moreover, only 10 percent of the 2.5 billion people who earn less than $2 a day have a bank account. What these figures tell us is that for the most part, the transfer mechanism attached to the economic life of most low-income people is based on and limited to the traditional use of cash and barter.

February 24, 2016 | John Hoffmire Deseret News | Other Views


Get the lead out: Officials must spring into action when kids' lives are on the line

During the funniest lunch I ever had with friends, we were practically rolling on the ground laughing as we each tried to outdo the others with stories of stupid things we'd done as kids — sometimes with our whole family.

February 16, 2016 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News | Other Views


Progress Through Business: A story of addressing poverty through enterprise

After over three years of writing these weekly columns, I thought it would be useful to tell the story of the group that appears in the byline of each of these pieces. It all started in 2006 when a group of people united around a common mission: to use business to fight world poverty.

February 16, 2016 | John Hoffmire Deseret News | Other Views


Birthing centers in the Philippines: Saving one mother at a time

According to a 2015 World Health Organization report, a mother dies from pregnancy-related complications every 104 seconds. Each time a mother dies, her baby — and even some of her other children — often die as well.

February 15, 2016 | John Hoffmire Deseret News | Other Views


A tricky combination: Some money, a honey and different spending styles

I'm coming up on my 20th wedding anniversary this spring, but I still remember the things that mattered to me when I was dating.

February 04, 2016 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News | Other Views


The influence of generic drug production on developing countries

Due to the difficulty in accessing drugs from brand-name pharmaceutical companies, most patients in developing nations are heavily relying on less-expensive generic drugs.

January 21, 2016 | John Hoffmire Deseret News | Other Views


What did folks want to know about children in crisis in 2015?

Childhood is not a happy place for all children, the process of raising them not always intuitive or straightforward for their parents. If one were to be honest about strengths and weaknesses, some parents are ill-equipped or have few resources for the task of child-rearing.

January 21, 2016 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News | Other Views


How to represent and protect minority investors against intentional wrongs in crowdfunding companies

The global financial crisis of 2008 was considered the most devastating financial crisis since the beginning of the Great Depression in 1929. The Eurozone crisis started in 2009, when Spain, Ireland, Italy, Greece and Portugal failed to provide their economies with, among other things, enough growth. These led to a dire liquidity crisis as banks, venture capitalists and angel investors became very hesitant about investing money in new companies. Start-ups were forced to seek out alternative funding mechanisms. This supported the growth of the modern-day Internet crowdfunding platforms first for donations, then loans and subsequently for equity.

January 20, 2016 | John Hoffmire Deseret News | Other Views


Virtual reality will give parents a host of new challenges

Last night I toured two cities in Latvia and stood on a sidewalk in Sao Paulo, Brazil, watching people walk by on a sunny afternoon. I turned around at one point to notice several people coming behind me. I hadn’t heard them. After they passed, I stared into the deep blue sky, then looked down to examine cracks in the concrete.

January 17, 2016 | Jay Evensen Deseret News | Other Views


Dumping your bad day on the clerk nearest you

For the first time, everyone at my house is employed. One daughter works at sports venues selling concessions and the other works at a local store.

January 12, 2016 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News | Other Views


The Tzu-Chi Foundation helps victims retain dignity after natural disasters

Tzu-Chi is a Buddhist humanitarian aid foundation that has helped the world through many of its greatest hardships since its start in Taiwan in 1966. Its support in some of the U.S.’s most recent tragedies has been vital to our recovery. For example, on Sept. 11, 2001, only three charity organizations were allowed on ground zero: the Salvation Army, the Red Cross and Tzu-Chi.

January 06, 2016 | John Hoffmire Deseret News | Other Views


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Let's call bad acts what they are when it comes to black and blue

In an argument over whose lives matter and whether one should support blacks or the police, Montrell Jackson may have understood what was at stake ...

July 25, 2016 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News | Other Views


Honoring the dignity of employees includes having them own more of the companies where they work

George Clason, in his classic book titled "The Richest Man in Babylon," wrote this line: “A part of all I earned was mine to keep ...

July 21, 2016 | John Hoffmire Deseret News | Other Views


Replacing big pharma's products: how good are the generic options?

Big pharma and its big price tags have been the target for many a politician seeking to lower the cost of health care in the ...

July 17, 2016 | John Hoffmire Deseret News | Other Views


Amid tragedy, making time to get to know others

It seems we can’t go more than a few days without another tragedy striking our country and the world.

July 14, 2016 | Tiffany Gee Lewis Deseret News | Other Views


When bypasses trumps common sense, it's painful for everyone

A businessman from the United Arab Emirates was recently taken down by police at a hotel in Ohio after a desk clerk told her family ...

July 10, 2016 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News | Other Views


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