Want to Make a Dent in World Hunger? Build Better Roads

By Kenneth M. Quinn “It was 1968, and the Green Revolution—sparked by World Food Prize founder Norman Borlaug’s “miracle wheat”—was spreading to Southeast Asia in the form of IR8, a “miracle rice” with a shortened growing cycle.While agricultural extension agents urged farmers in my district to plant the new IR8 rice, engineers were upgrading the […]

Saudi Arabia’s Wahhabi Islam Created ISIS

Abd al-Wahhab argued that all Muslims must individually pledge their allegiance to a single Muslim leader (a Caliph, if there were one). Those who would not conform to this view should be killed, their wives and daughters violated, and their possessions confiscated, he wrote. The list of apostates meriting death included the Shia, Sufis and […]

Cool It

However, the greatest immorality of all concerns the masses in the developing world. It is excellent that, in so many parts of the developing world — the so-called emerging economies — economic growth is now firmly on the march, as they belatedly put in place the sort of economic policy framework that brought prosperity to […]

1970 Earth Day Failed Predictions

“Air pollution… is certainly going to take hundreds of thousands of lives in the next few years alone.” Paul Ehrlich, Stanford University biologist“The world has been chilling sharply for about twenty years. If present trends continue, the world will be about four degrees colder for the global mean temperature in 1990, but eleven degrees colder […]

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 […]

China’s New Arabian Sea Port

Russia wanted this warm water port in the ’80’s, which is why we unfortunately supported Gen Zia’s Islamic centralization of the country. Intelligent Conservatives, Read On: Gwadar Port: Pakistan, China all set to develop master plan – The Express Tribune