Saturday, January 10, 2009

Mass Intelligence

There is an interesting debate that just finished on the Economist - topic is Mass Intelligence. The debate topic is: "This house believes that in its appetite for culture, the world is wising up more than it is dumbing down." See the link for the entire debate - an interesting topic and in many ways, relevant in our day and age, while many of us try to define what is best for our children - from 'enforcing choices' like TV vs. reading vs. computer games etc.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Economics of Begging?

More on the Economics of Begging - as usual, there seems to be quite a complex set of incentives that drive begging. The most interesting analysis is from Tyler Cowen (Discover your Inner Economist), who also runs an interesting blog:
Also, see a discussion on this topic on: