Posts Tagged by Africa
|February 27, 2014||Posted by Staff under Environmental|
With drastic decrease in lemur population, scientists are racing to save this endangered species but are economists?
|February 6, 2014||Posted by Staff under Activism|
Is harnessing computer power to solve a problem that’s basically rooted in law, custom, and injustice just wishful thinking by geeks?
|January 15, 2014||Posted by Staff under Environmental|
Lots of poor people, more every day, living under poor governments, means lions are increasingly scarce in their old jungle.
|December 10, 2013||Posted by Staff under Land Disputes|
Once the world was Americanized. Now Africa is Chinized. Where few natives farmed, now Chinese agri-business harvests rice for hungry compatriots back home.
|November 2, 2013||Posted by Staff under Good Press|
Have government claim land? Or buy it? Or: just charge owners a tax or dues. If owners pay rent, then don’t make them pay taxes. And if they pay rent, they’ll not hoard land.
|October 25, 2013||Posted by Staff under Corruption|
How did an Israeli billionaire wrest control of one of Africa’s biggest prizes from a bigger South American competitor of much greater experience? Instilling fear helps. This 2013 excerpt is from The New Yorker.
|July 22, 2013||Posted by Staff under Editorials, The Progress Report|
Africans get electrified which has a known upside but it takes our Sr Editor Fred Foldvary to point out the downside.
|April 14, 2010||Posted by Jeffery J. Smith under Progress Report, The Progress Report|
While big US insurers outsource some profit Africa’s micro-insurance firms cut costs Medical insurance in Africa is generally much cheaper than in the US. Doctors earn far less money, medical malpractice lawsuits are almost absent, and hospitals often receive […]
|March 18, 2010||Posted by Jeffery J. Smith under Progress Report, The Progress Report|
Foreigners deprive people of land they used for eons Owners enjoy the harvest, Farmers die from famine Yesterday, people celebrated St Patrick driving the snakes out of Ireland (although if given a choice, I mightve driven the lawyers and kept […]
|February 9, 2010||Posted by Jeffery J. Smith under Progress Report, The Progress Report|
Some Kyrgyz disapprove of renting land to Kazakhstan A Woman Burns in China, a Village Heals in Africa Chinas land grab drives some to suicide while some Africans are actually resolving land disputes. To settle disputes permanently — and in […]
|August 14, 2009||Posted by Jeffery J. Smith under Progress Report, The Progress Report|
Just what does a title justify? Africa, Indonesia, Cambodia — land rent is fought over Competing needs — some need Earth for food, others for money — plays out constantly around the world. That is, until we recognize the worth […]
|February 27, 2009||Posted by Jeffery J. Smith under Progress Report, The Progress Report|
Africa Roundup Outside money — wanted or not — finds new territory While banks expand, read the pros and cons of free cash. We trim, blend, and append three articles from: (1) the Financial Times, 2008 May 21, on bank […]
|January 31, 2009||Posted by Staff under Progress Report, The Progress Report|
Poor farmers who buy basic tech become entrepreneurs The Old Ways of Ending Poverty Are Not Working More than 350,000 people have moved out of poverty thanks to the products they’ve bought from KickStart. Their water pumps and other products […]
|May 28, 2008||Posted by Jeffery J. Smith under Progress Report, The Progress Report|
While education is necessary, is it sufficient? Africa Must Produce or Perish We trim and append this 2008 Africa Day speech by a native Nigerian delivered in Spain. The author won the 1989 Gordon Bell Prize of supercomputing. by Philip […]
|November 23, 2007||Posted by Jeffery J. Smith under Progress Report, The Progress Report|
China cranks out new tycoons, Africa suffers, and Filipinos seek a dividend New riches benefit only a few so some islanders discuss economic justice We condense two 2007 articles and one web discussion: China has bumper crop of billionaires by […]