Monthly Archives: August 2013

Good stuff

It is promising, and also an obvious challenge to keep chops up, to note that new e-learning materials to be made available from the World Bank through the World Bank Institute on September 2 are on issues and methods which … Continue reading

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Bottom-up development

What if … … personal income taxes were calibrated to target an after-tax Gini coefficient (say, 0.3), so that the only way for the rich to get richer would be for the (relative) poor to get richer? The most interesting … Continue reading

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The easiest way to license intellectual property online

It’s not quite the end-of-word S, as in the case of peopleS but having said that, it could hardly be simpler. _____________________________________________________________ Giving Yourself Away “internship” Project by Social Entrepreneurship Intern, Nathan Weatherdon is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 … Continue reading

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Fertiliser subsidies in poor places

Some people are opposed to fertiliser subsidies. Some people are in favour of fertiliser subsidies. Some people do not know that farmers in wealthy countries receive large subsidies. Some people do know. Some people are not concerned about this. Poor … Continue reading

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Forays into html tables

Could there possibly be anything more exciting? Samples available here and here.

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The next Skype

As someone with careful anti-monopolist proclivities in my consumer choices, I have to wonder now that Skype has been brought into the Microsoft fold … what’s the next Skype? I am still highly satisfied with the current offerings and value … Continue reading

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Make of it what you will …

  There Is No I In Love You Bending The Rules A Little Bending The Rules A Lot You Cant Measure That, Lesson No.       Are you finding yourself disturbed by anything sexual you read out of the … Continue reading

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For those inclined to ruminate too heavily on apocalypse …

I recommend participation in a disaster preparedness course, such as the one currently offered through coursera.org. While this may not put an end to (hopefully almost completely unfounded) delusions that every other major group is always conspiring to take over … Continue reading

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One more reason to invest internationally

If you are likely to work in your home country, and especially if you anticipate that real estate will be heavily involved in your financial future, weighting heavily overseas only makes sense if you are at least somewhat risk averse … Continue reading

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Proposal

Since it appears as though Canadians are increasingly prepared to take steps to put an ends to the costly and counterproductive generations-old war on people who are involved in the production, distribution and use of many drugs not sold by … Continue reading

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