Property Rights & Resilience

December 29, 2006

Last month I discussed a list of programs highlighted by Tina Rosenberg that have proven themselves effective in helping fight … Continued

Rebuilding the Gulf Coast

December 28, 2006

Last Sunday’s Parade magazine contained a heartwarming article about efforts to rebuild the Gulf Coast in the aftermath of Hurricane … Continued

Remembering Gerald Ford

December 27, 2006

Despite his age, I was saddened to learn of the passing of President Gerald Ford. He will probably be remembered … Continued

Development-in-a-Box at Home

December 26, 2006

Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne, Jr., recently commented on New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s innovative effort to help the … Continued

Globalization vs. Protectionism

December 22, 2006

A Washington Post op-ed piece by William H. Overholt, Director of the RAND Corporation’s Center for Asia Pacific Policy, addresses … Continued

Iodine and Intelligence

December 21, 2006

Sasha Baron Cohen has received a great deal of attention this year for his movie Borat which portrays a fictional … Continued

Pax Americana & Resiliency

December 20, 2006

Americans rightly love their independence. We chafe when our options appear circumscribed by others and we enter hestitantly into alliances … Continued

Globalization’s Up & Down Sides, Part 2

December 19, 2006

Yesterday’s blog mostly discussed the upside of globalization and how it can create an affluent and connected middle class in … Continued

Globalization’s Up & Down Sides

December 18, 2006

China’s economic advance has been so fast over the past quarter of a century it’s like viewing U.S. economic development … Continued

Connecting through Education

December 15, 2006

In an interesting op-ed piece in the New York Times, the former dean of Yale’s School of Mangagement, Jeffrey E. … Continued

Prevention Better Than Mitigation

December 14, 2006

One corporate accounting scandal that failed to catch wide public attention occurred at Rent-Way before the more infamous scandals at … Continued

Development-in-a-Box & Iraq

December 13, 2006

During an interview on NBC nightly news following an earlier meeting with the President, retired Army General Barry McCaffrey indicated … Continued

Rules and International Trade

December 12, 2006

This week high-level delegations from the United States and China will meet to discuss strategic trade relationships. On the cusp … Continued

Small Companies to Get SOX Relief

December 11, 2006

According to an article in the New York Times, small public corporations that are subject to regulation under the Sarbanes-Oxley … Continued

Japan Expands the Global Commute

December 8, 2006

Japan has been a xenophobic country for millennia. A growing life expectancy coupled with a declining birth rate, however, has … Continued

Connecting the Poor

December 7, 2006

A year or so ago a group from Cambridge, MA, announced that they were going to develop a $100 computer … Continued

Trade Agreements & Globalization

December 6, 2006

Anyone who has read my blog understands I believe that globalization is, for the most part, a good thing. It … Continued

More on Compliance & Over-Regulation

December 5, 2006

A few days ago I blogged about corporate efforts to get relief from some of the more onerous portions of … Continued

Legacy Systems & Service Oriented Architecture

December 4, 2006

An interesting article in the Financial Times by Kate Mackenzie discusses the challenges associated with mainframe systems that still rely … Continued

Fighting Corruption in Africa

December 1, 2006

I have discussed corruption and development before and noted that corruption remains an anchor keeping underdeveloped nations from progressing. I … Continued