University of Chicago Harris School graduate, Tricia Martinez, came to believe, “policy solutions are not driven by potential impact for the individual or the ability to influence large-scale change, rather they are driven by political agendas.” For Global Activism, Martinez tells us about her new project called “Basic Transfer”. It’s a “hybrid social venture with a mission to lift women around the world out of poverty through cash transfers.”
The U.N. estimates that the Earth’s population could approach 11 billion by the end of this century. We talk with, Alan Weisman about his latest book, ‘Countdown: Our Last Best Hope for a Future on Earth’. It considers how many people the planet can sustainably hold.