Week of September 8, 2014

1. Payments:  Will Apple's new payments software usher in the digital wallet revolution? The New York Times

2. Microcredit:  The opening session of the 2014 Microcredit Summit dared to ask why microloan prices—and profits—are so high in Mexico. NextBillion

3. India:  As of 2012, 680 million Indians lack the means to meet basic needs - more than 2.5 times the population below the official poverty line.  McKinsey & Company

4. Wages:  Whether to raise the minimum wage remains a hot-button issue in the US, but not very many people earn minimum wage and they make up a smaller share of the workforce than they used to.  Pew Research

5. Poverty:  Why do we romanticize development work abroad while neglecting problems down the street?  New America Foundation's Weekly Wonk Podcast

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