In the point of view of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, can you answer how he might perceive the benefits of crowdfunding and impact investing ?

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As someone who believed in the power of community and collective action to bring about change, I would likely see the benefits of crowdfunding and impact investing. These forms of financing allow individuals to pool their resources together to support causes and businesses that align with their values and beliefs.

Crowdfunding, in particular, has the potential to provide small businesses and startups, particularly those owned by minorities and disadvantaged communities, with access to much-needed capital. This can help to create jobs and stimulate economic growth in these communities, which is vital to achieving true equality and justice.

Impact investing, on the other hand, allows individuals to invest in businesses and projects that not only provide financial returns but also have a positive social and environmental impact. It is a way for people to use their financial resources to promote sustainable development and address pressing global issues such as poverty, climate change, and inequality.

I would also see the potential of crowdfunding and impact investing to provide a way for marginalized communities to take an active role in shaping the economy and society. It empowers people to use their financial resources to promote causes and businesses that align with their values and beliefs, instead of being passive recipients of charity.

In summary, I would see the benefits of crowdfunding and impact investing as a way for individuals to use their financial resources to promote economic justice, sustainable development and empower marginalized communities to shape their own future.

Brian Christie
Brian Christie  replied:

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Bill Huston
Bill Huston  replied:

Without economic justice, there is no social justice. Crowdfunding is a mechanism for underserved communities to begin to implement community-led economic development projects that provide, the constantly elusive funding, needed by women and minority businesses and small-scale real estate developers to start and scale businesses. 

1) Investment crowdfunding is inclusive and empowers large and diverse sections of people to invest in projects they believe in and want to see happen without having to be silent bystanders. 

2) Investment crowdfund is equitable and provides opportunities for people of all levels of wealth and all demographics to participate in the business funding as investors through inclusive investing. 

3) Investment crowdfunding can facilitate community-led economic development projects with a focus on both community and individual wealth-building opportunities. 

Dr. King wanted justice for all people no matter where they live, or work, the color of their skin, gender, or sexual orientation. I can only imagine that Dr. King would have encouraged his millions of followers to find a business or real estate project in their community and invest!