Land, Labor and Capital: 18th and 21st Century Solar Power

In one of his farm journals, Thomas Jefferson displays the importance of the sun. Just because the length of the workday is determined by daylight, one half more wool was spun during July than in January . You can start…

GDP Statistics: Are African GDPs Accurate?
With most people debating the validity of GDP statistics as a yardstick of well-being, I was surprised to hear a completely different conclusion in an econtalk podcast. Before even considering validity, for sub-Saharan Africa, one scholar suggests we should check…
Phone Power

Only 3 years ago in sub-Saharan Africa, more than two-thirds of all roads were unpaved, three-quarters of the population was without electricity, and there were 3 landline phones per 100 people. Enter the cell phone. As of 2010, in low…