Certainly it is good to give microloans to very small businesses in the third world. Secretary of State Clinton has strongly supported that concept since she was first lady.
There is a website called kiva.org that allows individuals to join with others in making microloans to businesses.
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One of the big problems during the Bush years was that funding for the SBA was slashed. "Successful entrepreneurs shouldn't need help getting loans," Republicans said...
Instead, they slashed taxes for big businesses that didn't really need the help.
And so yes, I think we need a hybrid, common-sense capitalism to bring to the third world.