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

Cargo Bikes in Copenhagen

Michael Giberson I could have used a Copenhagen cargo bike (see video at linked post) last year when I occasionally carried my son’s baritone horn up to school for him. Come to think of it, I could probably still make use of a cargo bike.  Better yet, my son could make use of a cargo bike! Want more … More Cargo Bikes in Copenhagen

Used Cars, Used Bikes; Phoenix, Seattle

Michael Giberson Robin Goldstein tried buying a used bike in Portland, Oregon, found them to be pricey, and it led him to do a little data collecting.  He tells the story in a post at Blind Taste, but just to jump forward to his numbers: From each of these cities I collected an extremely basic … More Used Cars, Used Bikes; Phoenix, Seattle

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

May is Bike Month and May 11-15 is Bike-to-Work Week

Michael Giberson I bike to work almost every day, but contrarian that I am*, I kicked off Bike-to-Work Week** by walking to work on Monday. * Actually, my bike was in the shop over the weekend, I had no idea it was ‘Bike-to-Work Week’, and I’m not really that contrarian.*** ** For less hearty souls, … More May is Bike Month and May 11-15 is Bike-to-Work Week