Category Archives: Economics

The Nation calls; I answer

Chris Hayes of The Nation (That famous Liberal bias you can’t find anywhere else) tweeted: chrislhayes Can someone write an awesome, definitive 8-10k magazine article about the current natural gas boom, fracking and climate? kthxbai and I tweeted back: Ed … Continue reading

Posted in Economics | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Open, shmopen

Open APIs Are the New Open Source By Jay Lyman LinuxInsider 02/14/12 5:00 AM PT There was a time 10 years ago or so when open source was “good enough” — that is, it served as a viable, often lower-cost, … Continue reading

Posted in Economics | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

TED naysayer bashes OLPC

The TED talk Aleph Molinari: Let’s bridge the digital divide! presents a useful though not outstanding addition to the array of computer-based education initiatives, but unfortunately Molinari promotes his program by gratuitously bashing one-to-one computing in general, and the OLPC … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Infrastructure | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

What about the children, Tony?

Former British Prime Minister (and Bush’s poodle) Tony Blair wrote in the Washington Post Ending global aid in a generation I believe that within a generation no country need be dependent on aid. This matters around the world but especially … Continue reading

Posted in Economics | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

You would teach Muhammad Yunus economics?

And you would teach your grandmother to suck eggs? Sunil Nair wrote, in a Google+ conversation with Muhammad Yunus: Profit is always at the expense of someone or something (read natural resources). I replied: Can it be true that both … Continue reading

Posted in Economics | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment