Monthly Archives: June 2006

Book review: “Globalization and its Enemies”

“Why are some nations poor and some nations rich?” This is the basic question development economists try to answer. It’s a question with profound practical implications – if we could suggest strategies that consistently helped nations grow wealth, we could … Continue reading

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links for 2006-06-30

Wired News: One Cheap Desktop for All A chinese firm offers a $150 desktop – very few technical innovations, largely the same machine as the 50×15 PIC… (tags: olpc ict4d) Essentials, 2006 edition [dive into mark] Very useful list of … Continue reading

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Just how crazy is Joseph Kony?

The ongoing war in northern Uganda is one of the worst conflicts one rarely hears about. Jan Egeland, the UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, describes Northern Uganda as “the world’s terrorism epicentre. Nowhere in the world do we have large … Continue reading

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links for 2006-06-29

Ghana Web News � Blog Archive � Only 400 Ghanaians to watch Ghana-Brazil? Only 400 Ghanaians able to attend world cup games due to visa restrictions (tags: ghana football migration) Meskel Square: Ubuntu in Ethiopia: The difficult early years Andrew … Continue reading

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So… who’s your billionaire?

“So, which billionaire do you work for?” This isn’t a question you hear very often in the NGO industry, though it probably should be. If you’re someone in the US who works on large-scale social change, there’s a good chance … Continue reading

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Your chance to watch the best of TED

There are a couple of conferences I’d go to every year if I could afford the ticket. (As it is, I go to them when folks are nice enough to ask me to speak or otherwise participate.) One of these … Continue reading

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Law 11

Law 11 – Offside …A player is not in an offside position if * he is in his own half of the field of play or * he is level with the second last opponent or * he is level … Continue reading

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links for 2006-06-26

BBC NEWS | Africa | Ghanaians ecstatic over World Cup win “After beating America, Ghana is now a superpower. Now we should get into nuclear enrichment!” (tags: africa ghana football) The Andijan Uprising, Akramiya and Akram Yuldashev – Carnegie Endowment … Continue reading

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links for 2006-06-24

BBC SPORT | World Cup 2006 Blog | Glorious, glorious Ghana BBC’s blogger reveals himself as a hardcore Ghanaphile (tags: ghana africa football) Wired News: Try Out Bollywood’s Casting Couch Want to make it as an actor? if you’re caucasian, … Continue reading

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A peaceful EASSy feeling

How could someone who’s passionate about connectivity in the developing world be opposed to a fiber-optic cable designed to make bandwidth cheaper in East Africa? I’ve had to ask myself this question dozens of times in the past couple of … Continue reading

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