economy

1 Reducing immigration: risky business for the economy

Yet another push for immigration reform in the US is underway. Lawmakers would be smart to cast aside their personal feelings about the issue and look at the evidence. It was already established that making a humanitarian appeal can lead people to support more relaxed immigration policies. For the people…

0 Dambisa Moyo on Daily Show, on why China is better overseas than US

The economist Dambisa Moyo promotes her new book, Winner Take All, on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Those who would expect Stewart to challenge Moyo’s somewhat simplistic and rose-colored characterization of China’s strategy overseas will be disappointed. And it’s not even that funny, but Moyo does get a lot…

9 10 reasons why Rwanda can’t be described in a sound-bite

I’ve just returned from a whirlwind fact-finding tour of Rwanda with the International Reporting Project. I can now report with great confidence that these Rwandan school children are enjoying themselves. Beyond that, I have to admit I am still trying to process the experience. Rwanda is a tough country to…