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The Terrace Keepers

By Liz Carlisle

Farmers in the Cordillera region of the Philippines prosper by selling heirloom rice, with help from a company called Eighth Wonder.

Unshared Value?

By Corey Binns

The demographic profile of Airbnb users doesn’t quite reflect the egalitarian goals of the “sharing economy.”

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The Problem with Fair Trade Coffee

By Colleen Haight 27

Fair Trade-certified coffee is growing in sales, but strict certification requirements are resulting in uneven economic advantages for coffee growers and lower quality coffee for consumers.