Is there a Secret Weapon for Fighting Poverty?

Every so often the international development blogosphere starts talking about labor migration. It’s been obvious for years that it brings cash into the lives of poor people faster than any development intervention we’ve come up with yet.

Nuclear War at Any Point?

About five hours ago, North Korea fired 200 rounds of artillery at an inhabited South Korean island called Yeonpyeong. South Korea responded with a fighter jet deployment and 80 rounds of artillery. In other words, it looks a lot like the two Koreas are at war.