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Why China is Eating More Cranberries

For China, becoming a middle income country is about more than per capita income. It is also about cranberries. Chinese Cranberry Consumption In 2013, most Chinese consumers had not heard of the cranb…

African Developments

In Malawi, when local newspapers referred to the president as “the big kahuna,” his office threatened a jail sentence if they did not stop. This threat and subsequent events take us straig…

A Mongolian Cosmo?

Selling for 7,000 tugriks, the Mongolian edition of Cosmopolitan has arrived in Ulan Bator.  Stephen Colbert tells us that, “With their Cosmopolitan subscriptions, Mongolian women get half …

A "New" World Bank

What if you made a huge amount of money available for projects in Northern Africa and the Middle East? Let’s say you successfully expanded airport capacity in Cairo or raised incomes in rural Tu…

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