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Banking for the Poor, The Hillary Doctrine

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Dec 11, 2015 10:00 pm
  • 1:43:41

How the Other Half Banks (1:03) Guest: Mehrsa Baradaran, JD, Associate Professor of Contracts and Banking Law at The University of Georgia School of Law  Anywhere between 20 and 40 percent of Americans have to rely on “fringe banks” such as payday lenders, check cashers and pawn shops because the traditional banks are simply not interested in meeting their needs. Mehrsa Baradaran lays out the problem and its causes starkly in her book – and proposes a rather surprising solution involving the mail carrier who drops by your house every day.  "The Hillary Doctrine" (51:13) Guest: Valerie Hudson, PhD, Professor and George H.W. Bush Chair of the Department of International Affairs at Texas A&M University and Author of “The Hillary Doctrine: Sex and American Foreign Policy"  When the Secretary of State considers the war, tyranny and violence in the world – where do the needs of women fit into the picture?  According to Valerie Hudson, the first question in any foreign policy decision should be “what about the women?” Too often, she says, international negotiators say, “Let’s do what we can to broker peace and then we’ll worry about how women will fare under the deal.”