Nonprofit Chronicles

Journalism about nonprofit organizations and their impact

People have migrated for millennia, mostly to escape poverty.¬†Between 1880 and 1930, more than 27 million immigrants entered the US, most from Europe.¬†Some six million blacks left the rural south for cities in the north and midwest between 1910 and 1970, in what’s known as The Great Migration. More recently, Hurricane Katrina prompted one of …

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Pessimism is fashionable. It’s also wrong. People are safer, better-educated, better-fed, and wealthier than they used to be. Democracy and human rights are spreading. Perhaps most important, people, and in particular the world’s poorest people, are healthier. As Bill Gates writes in the forward to Millions Saved: New Cases of Proven Success in Global Health, …

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