Tag Archive: Rural Development

What does an equitable economy look like?

We’ve said it before: capitalism is broken, especially for people of color.  The systemic barriers that exacerbate wealth inequality, such as shareholder primacy and racialized lending practices, continue to maintain a harmful power imbalance. Despite a growing economy, wealth inequality continues to increase. We live in a time of deep questioning. With Larry Kramer, President of…

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Respect the experts.

A common refrain in the impact world is “those who are closest to the problem are closest to the solution.” At BALLE, we remind ourselves that those most directly impacted by injustice have the greatest insight into opportunities for change. The leaders who we’ve been privileged to work with through the BALLE Fellowship live in and…

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