The ARCC Report

Are Microloans Really A Good Thing?

July 01, 2020 Eric Tao Season 1 Episode 5
The ARCC Report
Are Microloans Really A Good Thing?
Chapters
2:13
What are microloans?
7:14
The prevalence of microloans in developing countries
10:13
Microassets and how they are a gamechanger
19:42
What is the best production for us as human beings?
28:58
Recap
The ARCC Report
Are Microloans Really A Good Thing?
Jul 01, 2020 Season 1 Episode 5
Eric Tao

Today we’ve got a doozy… we’re going to do a deep dive into the economic systems that drive the economies of Southeast Asia with a specific focus on the area of microfinance. Financing is one of the biggest stumbling blocks for entrepreneurs anywhere. Finding the capital for even a small business can be difficult. Yet, there has been exponential growth in the number of small and medium enterprises in the Southeast Asia region. Which on the surface seems outstanding as small businesses are the backbone of any economy, right?  But just how these SMEs get their capital can play a huge role in their success or failure.  We’ll take a deeper look into the practice of microloans and compare it with a potential alternative solution, the microasset.  And finally, we’ll end on a fascinating discussion about productivity, how productivity shapes equality, and what kind of production may be best suited for society.

All this and more on this episode of The ARCC Report!



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Today we’ve got a doozy… we’re going to do a deep dive into the economic systems that drive the economies of Southeast Asia with a specific focus on the area of microfinance. Financing is one of the biggest stumbling blocks for entrepreneurs anywhere. Finding the capital for even a small business can be difficult. Yet, there has been exponential growth in the number of small and medium enterprises in the Southeast Asia region. Which on the surface seems outstanding as small businesses are the backbone of any economy, right?  But just how these SMEs get their capital can play a huge role in their success or failure.  We’ll take a deeper look into the practice of microloans and compare it with a potential alternative solution, the microasset.  And finally, we’ll end on a fascinating discussion about productivity, how productivity shapes equality, and what kind of production may be best suited for society.

All this and more on this episode of The ARCC Report!



What are microloans?
The prevalence of microloans in developing countries
Microassets and how they are a gamechanger
What is the best production for us as human beings?
Recap