Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Wise or Wacky?

In the 1990s, Paul Romer revolutionized economics. In the aughts, he became rich as a software entrepreneur. Now he’s trying to help the poorest countries grow rich—by convincing them to establish foreign-run “charter cities” within their borders. Romer’s idea is unconventional, even neo-colonial—the best analogy is Britain’s historic lease of Hong Kong. And against all odds, he just might make it happen.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Items allowed through Israel Blockade of Gaza Strip

The blockade goes further than containing Hamas, but innocent civilians are the ones who are paying the massive price.

Through the The Economist