Not Another Green Revolution for Africa!

By: Dave Meyer (United States) Among commentators on international development, there is no greater pastime than suggesting simple technological cures for all the ills of the African continent.  Agriculture is a particularly popular theme, and the latest installment in the New York Times’ Fixes column, “A Green Revolution, This Time for Africa,” by Tina Rosenberg,…

Child Labor on the Streets of Mexico City

By Matt Davies (Mexico) I’ve recently been lucky enough to attend several cultural events in  Mexico City organised as part of the “Festival de México”. Music, film, theatre, all offered free by the city government as part of the huge array of cultural programmes available to those of us living in this fascinating city. My…

A Universal Basic Income

By Paul MacDonald (United Kingdom) A completely unconditional and universal income paid to all citizens of a country (in my case, the UK). Millionaire? You can get it. Single parent? You can get it. Destitute? you can get it. Six months left to live? You can get it (for the next six months). Wages One…