January 19, 2018South Africa
Just like the complex nature of state capture itself, with its dizzying web of corruption propped up by esoteric procurement laws, the devil of Zuma’s commission announcement is in the legal details. In South Africa, the “commission capital of the world,” debate abounds as to whether or not these costly productions actually achieve what they set out to do.
December 7, 2016Global
Tyler Cowen discusses the prospects for a “cell phones instead of automobile factories” model of economic growth and prosperity.
January 3, 2006United States
Tyler Cowen has argued that big shocks come when markets are surprised, and, right now, no one would be surprised by a dollar decline. People like me (and others with a wee bit higher profile) have …
January 18, 2017Elections and Voting
To get you ready for Inauguration Day, here are ten lesser known facts about presidential inaugurations. Donald Trump will be sworn in as the forty-fifth U.S. president, but he will be only the…
November 4, 2016Sub-Saharan Africa
This is a guest post by Tyler Lycan. Tyler is an intern for the Council on Foreign Relations Africa Studies program, he recently obtained his Masters in International Security Studies from the Univer…