The aim of the GVCS is to lower the barriers to entry into farming, building, and manufacturing. Its a life-size lego set that can create entire economies, whether in rural Missouri, where the project was founded, or in the developing world.
Below is a chart showing the relative level of addictiveness (rating from 0 to 100%) for the most popular drugs in use today. Legal drugs are indicated in blue while illegal drugs are indicated in red.
The result has been growing pessimism about what Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology call “reluctant entrepreneurs”—poor people who run their own businesses only because they cannot find a job. “We are kidding ourselves if we think they can pave the way for a mass exit from poverty,” they wrote last year in a book called “Poor Economics”.
Part Romney’s speech to an Israeli audience in Jerusalem 7/29/12
“It would be foolish not to take Iran’s leaders at their word, they are after all a product of a radical theocracy. Over the years Iran has amassed a bloody and brutal record, it has seized embassies, targeted diplomats, and…