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    BRIGHT Magazine | Courtney Martin | 1/11/16 | 10 min
    23 reads8 comments
    9.5
    BRIGHT Magazine
    23 reads
    9.5
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    • Afro5 months ago

      This article is brilliant. I clung on to every sentence

      • bill
        Top reader of all timeScoutScribe
        4 months ago

        Yup! Loved it!

    • jamie4 months ago

      A 10 rating for the candor of this writing. Wanting to help is not the same as helping. I remember the the' water wheel' I thought it was brilliant. I wish it was. I agree one of the best solutions is to make credit more available .... Not as sexy but crazy-useful to compromised societies . A great article, keep stuff like this coming!!!

    • Pegeen4 months ago

      Wow, insightful, powerful and well written. An entirely different take on becoming a social entrepreneur. Realistic and pragmatic. Can’t recommend this enough - excellent!

    • Jessica5 months ago

      They’re solving problems for people, rather than with, replicating many of the mistakes that the world’s largest development agencies make on a much smaller scale.

      This article reminds me of Leila Janah, founder of Samasource. Her motto of giving work, not giving through charity, aligns with many things this article brought up (like the failed play water pumps.. that was so sad to read).

    • deephdave
      Top reader this weekReading streakScout
      5 months ago

      Excellent article! @courtwrites

      There is real fallout when well-intentioned people attempt to solve problems without acknowledging the underlying complexity.

    • jeff
      Reading streakScribe
      5 months ago

      This article does the brilliant headline justice. The best critique of social entrepreneurship I've ever read. Worth the read for the "Humanitarians of Tinder" excerpts alone.

      • vunderkind5 months ago

        Excellent piece, really. Reminds me of something I'll attempt to paraphrase: 'there is none so indulgent of their vice as one arrogant in their virtue.'