Tag: Development

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Latin Victimhood: From Depedencia to Suarez the Biter

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Adidas takes the trophy for World Cup 2014’s most horrendously prescient ad campaign. Last year, Luis Suarez hit the headlines when he bit Chelsea defender Branislav …

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Open Source Firefox vs iOS, Android in Emerging Mkts

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France’s Alcatel is an also-ran handset maker seeking to capitalize on Mozilla OS. I got on the information superhighway in 1994. Back then, our 33,600-baud modem …

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How the World Cup Showcases Brazilian Inequality

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Just as you don’t see fat or old people in Ricky Martin videos, something’s missing here. Brazil has long been the unwilling keeper of an image …

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Happy 50th Birthday G-77! (Well, Sort Of)

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We kicked out S Korea after it joined the OECD rich country club, but its UN chief attended anyway. ┬áMost of you are probably thinking, those …

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Chinese Themselves on the PRC: 'Why China Works'

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Replicating Pearl River Deltas all over the nation? Many Westerners have tried capturing China’s secrets of success from the outside looking in. Joshua Cooper Ramo famously …

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Screw Asian Dev't Bank: PRC's Asian Infra Invsmt Bank

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The PRC looks to storm ADB strongholds. What’s a country to do with (nearly) $4 trillion in FX reserves? To paraphrase Captain Kirk, China has boldly …

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White Man's e-Burden: Can Facebook & Google Save the World?

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Don’t fret; the male and pale will sort out us backward colored people with tech. There is an outdated naivete behind the conceit that the world’s …