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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

21 photos of North Korea that Kim Jong Un wouldn’t want you to see

Though Kim Jong Un has fought to present the Hermit Kingdom to the world as a bastion of military might, the reality of daily life in North Korea is grim.

Communist China has 104 billionaires leading the country while Xi Jinping promises to lift millions out of poverty

Their net worth is $624 billion, and the list includes the CEOs of Tencent, JD.com, and Xiaomi.
Melinda and Bill Gates.

Bill and Melinda Gates say it’s unfair they are so rich

Bill and Melinda Gates admit that it's unfair that their wealth, privilege, and influence opens doors that are closed for most people.
Hundreds of migrant men, women and children along with tourists and locals board a ferry bound for Athens on June 04, 2015 in Kos, Greece.

This startling IMF chart shows how poverty and lack of access to education are literally deadly

Poverty and low education levels are directly correlated to life expectancy around the world, according to a new International Monetary Fund blog that emphasizes access to quality healthcare as another key variable.
Edwin Odongo Anyango, a day laborer, says he used his basic income to buy food and new furniture for his family.

A major experiment is giving Kenyan villagers free money for 12 years — here’s what they say it’s like

For the last 14 months, a group of 95 people in a Kenyan village have received about $22 a month from the charity GiveDirectly in a test of basic income.
Monica Atieno Aswan is a basic-income recipient, getting $22 a month to help support her family. "This money has really changed my life," she said.

Thousands of people in Kenya are getting basic income for 12 years in an experiment that could redefine social welfare around the world

A 12-year study across dozens of Kenyan villages is gathering unprecedented data on the effects of "universal basic income."

A California city is launching the first US experiment in basic income — meet the 27-year-old mayor behind it

Michael Tubbs first learned about basic income in college, reading Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and he hopes an experiment in Stockton will spread around the US.

There’s a major hurdle to employment that many Americans don’t even think about — and it’s holding the economy back

When it comes to staying financially afloat and keeping food on her family’s table, getting a job was only half the battle.