I knew I wasn’t in Aceh anymore when I saw a man riding his motorcycle with a pig. I doubt that there are any pigs in Aceh, since it practices Shariah law and pigs are considered unclean. But Nias Island is mostly Christian. You can raise pigs and eat pork if you want.
My Doing Business colleagues released a new report on the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) today.
The New York Times editorial last Saturday "Foreign Aid, Revised" warns against the increasingly apparent focus of US foreign aid on democracy promotion and terrorism fighting at the expense of antipoverty programs.
Proponents of CSR – myself included – argue that effective corporate responsibility programs are good both for the firm and the communities in which they operate.
We now enter the second part of our Fridays Academy series.
The day after Thanksgiving is traditionally, if incorrectly, thought of as the busiest shopping day of the year in the US. For those of us still in a food coma, it's nice to do the shopping from the couch. Thanks to my fabulous intern Kristina, who took a break from infrastructure regulation to find the excellent sites below, we present ten ways to buy fair trade and/or support artists worldwide:
Give thanks, eat turkey, watch football, take nap. Repeat as needed.