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Map of the World According to Americans

I’ve already shared this with a couple people, but for those of you who haven’t seen it yet … enjoy! Credit for images: http://hiconsumption.com/2012/08/map-of-the-world-according-to-americans/

Mini Buses and the Case for (Regulated) Capitalism

Milton Freidman famously remarked, “If you put the federal government in charge of the Saharan Desert, in 5 years there’d be a shortage of sand”. I always loved that quote. I think it captures something fundamental about the way I perceive the role of government vs. private enterprise. If you’ll allow me some latitude, I’d like to […]

South Africa’s Rape Epidemic

After the recent events in India, I wanted to revisit this blog post I originally posted back in April: Much of the recent discussion related to the India bus gang rape has centered on the prevailing attitudes towards women in the country and the systematic failures of the police, judicial system, and culture to address […]

What Marikana Reveals About SA

On August 16th South African police fired into a crowd of striking miners resulting in deaths of 36 mine workers, two police officers, four other unidentified persons and the injury of an additional 78 other workers and police. The event has dominated the national discourse here and thrust South Africa into international headlines. It’s almost impossible to have […]