Innovation Economics

September 30, 2008

When the cloud of economic dust created by the implosion of large U.S. financial institutions finally begins to settle, some … Continued

The Importance of Human Security

September 29, 2008

Nigeria is one of Africa’s oil-rich nations with an estimated 35 billion barrels of oil reserves. It is also the … Continued

Globalizing Poor Farmers

September 26, 2008

Two years ago I wrote a post focused on the announcement that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation had teamed … Continued

Campaigns and Lies

September 25, 2008

Because this is a corporate blog and not a political one, I normally steer clear of political issues. This post … Continued

Looking at the World Optimistically

September 24, 2008

In the New Testament, one of the Apostle Paul’s letters to the Corinthians says, "For now we see through a … Continued

Another Slowdown to Worry About — Innovation?

September 23, 2008

Before Hurricane Ike threatened oil production and refining facilities in the Gulf of Mexico, oil prices had begun to creep … Continued

Water and Energy in Tajikistan

September 22, 2008

Last August I wrote a post about growing concerns over the availability of water [The Coming Water Wars?]. Water is … Continued

Developments in Africa

September 19, 2008

When discussing development, Africa is almost always in the conversation. So much of the poverty, disease, conflict and bad governance … Continued

Wall Street and Emerging Markets

September 18, 2008

Amidst all the bad news continuing to emanate from Wall Street and the accusations of corruption, greed and incompetence aimed … Continued

From Solar Power to Kid Power

September 17, 2008

Massachusetts set off a bit of a firestorm when it recently passed legislation requiring that 15 percent of the power … Continued

The Rising “China Price”

September 16, 2008

In an earlier post [Changing Supply Lines], I discussed how rising fuel prices are changing manufacturers thinking about maintaining long … Continued

Oil and Development

September 15, 2008

Most everyone is aware that because of the steep rise in oil prices, the world is in the midst of … Continued

Google brings Cloud Computing to the Masses

September 12, 2008

I have written a few posts about "cloud computing" [see The Coming Age of Cloud Computing, The AIR is Getting … Continued

Going Green in Libya

September 11, 2008

One of the hopes shared by environmental and development groups is that developing countries can progress without causing severe damage … Continued

Trade and Poverty

September 10, 2008

Readers of this blog know that I am unabashedly pro-globalization. I believe globalization holds the key to helping millions of … Continued

More on Dealing with Failed States

September 9, 2008

In an earlier post entitled Dealing with Failed States, I discussed a book review published in The Economist about a … Continued

Making Money in the Med

September 8, 2008

When one thinks about the history of the Mediterranean region any number of images can come to mind. Great civilizations … Continued

Superintelligent Computers

September 5, 2008

Since the beginning of the industrial age, the specter of machines becoming the masters of men has been a staple … Continued

New Opportunities for Women also bring Risks

September 4, 2008

I have asserted in past posts that no society can hope to compete successfully on the global stage using only … Continued

Moving Forward in Afghanistan

September 3, 2008

The news coming out of Afghanistan over the past several months has been mostly bad. Violence is up and development … Continued

Breaching North Korea’s Walls using Economic Development

September 2, 2008

North Korea looks to be once again a country in trouble that cannot even feed its own people [see "U.N. … Continued

Happy Labor Day

September 1, 2008

Today America celebrates Labor Day. A day set aside to honor the hardworking people that fuel the U.S. economy. The … Continued