Phone Booth + iPad + Corner Store = Mexico’s New Bank?

Shocking but true: 80% of Mexicans and almost 20% of Americans can't easily access a bank. That means a lot of dollars and pesos stuffed in mattresses or taken out of check-cashing places. This is where thinking outside the box can change the world: some genius with an iPad is taking an institution that’s too big to help the poor and scaling it to fit where it’s needed. Whaddaya call that—philanthropy? Capitalism? Awesomesauce?


As face masks have become mandatory in many places to limit the spread of coronavirus, it's also become an increasingly politicized thing. As we know, anything that involves political polarization also involves vast amounts of misinformation and disinformation. Whose idea was the internet again?

No one I know loves wearing a mask. We all wish we didn't have to. But there are an awful lot of people saying they can't wear one, or they refuse to wear one because they've been led to believe that masks are somehow more dangerous than not wearing one. I've seen and read "information" on everything from masks depriving people of oxygen to masks causing CO2 build up to masks creating fungus problems.

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