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Aug 12, 2010

Ensuring Markets in Education Work

A recent study of for-profit higher education institutions in the US found widespread misbehavior. Social entrepreneurs, funders and policy makers in the “private schools for the poor” movement should take note—and ensure their programs design accountability, transparency and quality governance systems from the outset.

Aug 10, 2010

A Warning Sign of the Next Food Crisis?

While Russia’s decision isn’t necessarily a sign of another rampaging food crisis, it is just another alarm bell about the state of the world food supply and how susceptible the system is to weather and government action. Ultimately, this is another data point on the priority of improving yields around the world, fighting the brown revolution with every tool we have, and ending the unjust and evil tyranny of developed world food policy.