The Disease That Alaska Might Have

Like Dutch Disease, Alaska’s oil industry dependence has eliminated other government revenue that might be necessary now that the price of oil has plunged.

Opportunity Cost: Saving Ecuador’s Rain Forest

Should the world pay Ecuador to preserve its rain forest? Here are 2 answers from a Time journalist: Yes: “The Yasuni plan would be a first for global environmental policy: recognition that the international community has a financial responsibility to help developing…