Monthly Archives: March 2014

We cleaned your computer today

The IT guy stopped by my office today to inform me that they cleaned my computer while I was out of the office. Great, I told him. ¨But it doesn’t really seem like it’s running faster.¨ ¨There were two dead … Continue reading

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A great way to pay sugarcane workers even less, or nothing at all

I want to share a story somebody told me yesterday as we drove past the sugarcane fields. The men in the fields were covered in soot, and looked more like coal miners than field hands. That is because they burn … Continue reading

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Does giving cash to females help economic growth? Recap of an academic paper

We know that when women have money, they spend more of it on their children than men do. At least the evidence would suggest that. A new paper from Northwestern University explores whether or not that means that putting money … Continue reading

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