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    Is India Embracing Market Reform?

    Was it something the entire rest of the planet said? Late last Friday, the much-criticized government of India went from devaluing market-based economic reform at seemingly every turn to embracing it—in the space of one press conference. While India still faces a mountain of challenges, it finally may be moving … More

    Development Must Start With Basics

    A recent Reuters article on Chinese health care points to a problem endemic in much of the developing world: a massive shortage of trained health care workers. China’s problem is unique in that it has the money for equipment, and is supplying top-notch tools and clinics, but as it considers … More

    Podcast: The Importance of Fathers

    Despite differences and variations, fathers often represent a formative influence in our personal development. These days, though, it has become increasingly common for a child to be fathered by a man who isn’t married to the child’s mother – and may never get to know his son or daughter. Robert … More

    A Pioneer in "Smart Growth" Becomes a Pioneer in No Growth

    April 30 was the last day for the planning department of Petaluma, Calif. The city decided to axe the department after it became clear that development activity was not generating sufficient revenue to cover the department’s expenses. As of March, the department was running a deficit of $280,000 for the … More