19th Jan 2014 Best of the Web

This week, the following points provided us some food for thought:

1. Why does it take so much effort among co-pilots, pilots and air traffic controllers to ensure airplanes don’t collide, yet flocks of birds landing together rarely crash into one another? The Economist cites a zoological study to answer this. 

2. Will China’s emerging economic frontier help avoid the dreaded middle income trap? Views from The Economist.

3. There’s a market for blood, sperm, and eggs. “Why not organs?” asks Gary Becker, the 1992 Nobel Laureate for Economics. The WSJ responds to Prof Becker’s rhetorical question. 

4. Money doesn’t sleep, so is currency manipulation. The Financial Time’s timeline of the widening foreign currency market manipulation probe. 

5. Ever wondered if we can make governments accountable for the receipt of natural resource tax revenues? The EITI is a wonderful source.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

Basic HTML is allowed. Your email address will not be published.

Subscribe to this comment feed via RSS

%d bloggers like this: