Nerds get Curves

February 29, 2008

The cinematic stars of all those 1980s class B movies about nerds portrayed peculiar, weak, socially outcast, but bright, young … Continued

Shades of Blackness

February 28, 2008

Occasionally a story about something far afield from your normal range of activities and interests catches your eye and draws … Continued

Negative Views of Free Trade

February 27, 2008

It is no secret that free trade and globalization have their critics — just listen to the presidential debates between … Continued

National Integration and Minority Rights

February 26, 2008

As you might be aware, Kosovo recently declared its independence from Serbia; a move immediately recognized by the United States. … Continued

Poverty’s Persistent Pull — The Case of Angola

February 25, 2008

Some people I talk with about Enterra Solutions’ Development-in-a-Box™ approach take away the wrong message. They think that "in the … Continued

Tailoring Products to Emerging Markets

February 22, 2008

Recently the Economist published an article about Unilever, the world’s second largest consumer goods company, and how it nearly lost … Continued

The Return of Protectionism?

February 21, 2008

Nothing can slow globalization as fast as rising protectionism. Globalization, as I have pointed out before, requires the relatively free … Continued

Exporting Education

February 20, 2008

For decades foreign students have flocked to the United States to take advantage of its system of higher education. This … Continued

Bio-fuel Growing Pains (or are they really gas pains?)

February 19, 2008

Since I have recently posted several blogs about bio-fuels [The Potential of Pond Scum, Search for Oil Alternatives Pushes Food … Continued

A Manual for the SysAdmin Force

February 18, 2008

In a recent post [Attention Turns Again to Afghanistan], I noted that the U.S. military was paying a lot more … Continued

Virtual Worlds Becoming All Too Real

February 15, 2008

I have written a post or two about the virtual worlds such as World of Warcraft and Second Life [see … Continued

Food as Medicine

February 14, 2008

Finding easy and inexpensive ways to provide prophylactic medications to people (especially children) in developing countries remains a goal for … Continued

News About Malaria Continues to Improve

February 13, 2008

I have written before about efforts to rid the developing world of malaria, including efforts by the Bill and Melissa … Continued

Electricity and Development: The Challenge of South Africa

February 12, 2008

Two recent articles about electrical power generation problems in South Africa demonstrate the inescapable tie between development and the availability … Continued

Attention Turns Again to Afghanistan

February 11, 2008

With the conflict in Iraq capturing most of the headlines in the U.S., it is easy to forget operations underway … Continued

Innovation Takes Hard Work

February 8, 2008

It will come as no surprise to truly creative people that innovation takes hard work. Eureka moments are, to use … Continued

A New Form of Data Storage

February 7, 2008

Occasionally I see an article that interests me and I save it to read later. One such article discusses a … Continued

Dealing with Bio-Diesel Waste

February 6, 2008

Waste byproducts are a challenge for any industry. When waste in one industry can be used as a base resource … Continued

Corporate Social Responsibility

February 5, 2008

Capitalism has been never been known for altruism. Marx wrote his Manifesto because he believed that capitalism was based on … Continued

Commodity Conflicts?

February 4, 2008

Everyone knows how rapidly China has been growing. A couple of years ago, China was consuming 40% of cement in … Continued

Kurd Success Fosters Arab Anger

February 1, 2008

The economic success of the Kurdistan region of Iraq was inevitably going to raise tensions between northern and southern Iraq. … Continued