Effective philanthropic aid and the Solow growth model

Lynne Kiesling For the past year and a half a lot of my mental bandwidth has been dedicated to learning how to teach principles of macroeconomics. It’s harder than you think, and harder than I thought; yes, every academic economist should be able to teach it in terms of the knowing the material, but that’s … More Effective philanthropic aid and the Solow growth model

The bicycle paved the road for automobiles

Michael Giberson From Inventing Green, where WIRED writer Alexis Madrigal is blogging his research notes for a forthcoming book The History of Our Future, a discussion of how bicycling may have given the internal combustion engine an early leg up in its competition against steam and electric-powered automobiles (and eventually made the roads unsafe for … More The bicycle paved the road for automobiles