Radiolearning in Nicaragua

From Lant Pritchett’s Rebirth of Education: In 1976 in Nicaragua, the government tried out broadcasting lessons over the radio. This…

Notes on teaching in Nepal

October 31 Finding the right connections with cultural knowledge is really important. E.g. choosing Nick Kristof’s article about Sanduk Ruit…

Some notes on Nepal

Miscellany Western toilets are dearly missed in Nepal as well. Since my squat isn’t great, I’m put at a slight…

Toilets

My brain feels a need to complain about toilet and shower being dysfunctional in the house where I live. But,…

War in Iraq

The war in Iraq cost $2.4 trillion. There are ~40 million Iraqis. Iraq’s GDP per capita is ~5,000 USD. How…

Treaty on Open Skies

Somehow, I lived my whole life without knowing about the The Treaty on Open Skies. It’s a 1992 treaty between…