I received the following from a regular reader of this blog, an economics professor who was one of my best teachers when I studied economics for a year at the University of Western Ontario:

Hi David,
I have enjoyed your postings [here and here] on how to help struggling economies, and I especially liked the suggestion of donating to appropriate charities.

I wonder if you could post a list of charities you might recommend (with, of course, a solicitation from your readers to add to the list, explaining why they think the charities belong on the list).

All the best,

My honest answer is that I don’t have recommendations that I’m relatively sure of. But I bet a lot of readers do have good ideas. Do you?