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What If Governments Were More Like Tech Startups? How to Grow a City in Honduras

Zach Weissmueller | Posted 10.22.2014 | World
Zach Weissmueller

How do you fix a system that's so broken and corrupt that the citizens living under it go to lengths such as jumping aboard a freight train nicknamed "The Beast" with their children just to escape it?

Mars-Based Reality Show: How Stupid Could it Be?

Tony Phillips | Posted 08.08.2012 | Weird News
Tony Phillips

Facts notwithstanding, Mars One claims it intends to land its first team of colonists on Mars in 2023. If you're out of the loop, that's 10 years before NASA hopes to get there. Perhaps such ambition is warranted, given the company's fundraising goals.

Tolerance and Prosperity

Fred Wilson | Posted 07.08.2012 | Small Business
Fred Wilson

Bob asserts that changing the cultural norms (and laws) of his home state are not going to be good for the local start-up scene. Bob is right and his concerns are consistent with the lesson that Paul Romer gave us yesterday. Tolerance and prosperity go hand in hand. History tells us this.

Growth Theorists Likely To Win Nobel For Economics, Experts Say

AP | MALIN RISING | Posted 12.09.2011 | Business

STOCKHOLM — Researchers who study economic growth and how technology helps drive long-term development are among the top contenders for the Nobe...

The Future of Macroeconomic Policy: Nine Tentative Conclusions

Olivier Blanchard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Olivier Blanchard

We've entered a brave new world in the wake of the crisis; a very different world in terms of policy making and we just have to accept it.