Dar es Salaam and Not-so Rapid Transit

Dar es Salaam has built a new rapid bus transit system, but without an intelligent approach to pricing the buses will never run.

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Hold the 2022 Winter Olympics in Kazakhstan

Neither Beijing nor Almaty is an ideal place to hold the 2022 Olympics, but Almaty is by far the better choice

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Can Kazakhstan Escape the Middle-Income Trap?

Since the break-up of the Soviet Union Kazakhstan has done far better economically than most of the other former Soviet republics, with per capita GDP rising from a little over $1,200 to nearly $14,000. But reaching its stated goal of becoming one of the world’s 30 richest countries by 2050 is far from assured.

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The Entrepreneurial State, or, You Didn’t Build That

President Obama received a lot of outraged criticism from the right during the 2012 campaign for his remark, “You didn’t build that.” What he meant, though he uncharacteristically said it in a fairly clumsy way, was that for every proudly self-made entrepreneur there is a huge web of supporting institutions and infrastructure built by the government.

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Obama’s Great Sequester Plan

Jeffrey Sachs, writing in yesterday’s Financial Times, has neatly identified the culprit in the U.S. fiscal sequester, which went into effect at noon today. It is not the Tea Party, nor even the House Republican leadership, but Obama himself, counterintuitive as that may appear.

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New Frontiers: The Rush to Invest in Frontier Markets

If any event could illustrate the fragility of the BRICS conceit, it is the recent blackout in India, which left as many as 600 million people without power for up to two days. More than anything else, it reveals the sorry state of India’s governance.

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