Better Famine Relief

To improve nutrition, the free distribution of food as practiced by the WFP, and the broad subsidy policies of developing countries designed to keep prices low, may not always be the best strategy. As we recently pointed out in the print edition, the WFP has been experimenting with the greater use of cash benefits and […]

Are You Ready for the Post-College SAT?

Next spring, seniors at about 200 U.S. colleges will take a new test that could prove more important to their future than final exams: an SAT-like assessment that aims to cut through grade-point averages and judge students’ real value to employers. Source: Are You Ready for the Post-College SAT? – WSJ

Watch: Preview of Something Ventured

KQED Presents the documentary Something Ventured, coming to public television in 2013. The film tells the story of the dreamers, innovators and entrepreneurs who created some of the world’s most iconic companies, Apple, ATARI, Genentech, Cisco and Intel. For more information, visit:http://www.somethingventuredthemovie.com

Neo-Malthusian Ehrlich Loses Bet

It’s a famous bet in the ongoing battle to try and get environmentalists to understand economics. The bet between Julian Simon, the economist, and Paul Ehrlich, the environmentalist. Ehrlich insisted that commodities would become more expensive: they were running out in the face of the population explosion. Simon asserted the […] Intelligent Conservatives, Read On: […]