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Third World People Have First World Problems Too

For this blog, I’d like to think I do better than identifying things that are wrong and pointing out that they are wrong. However, in this case, I can’t resist. On Facebook, I recently saw this YouTube video posted: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3HrkQaPHAA It’s … Continue reading

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Put it in Your Piggy/Goat Bank

When those of us in the United States talk about illiquid savings, we tend to still be talking about some sort of financial instrument, held at a formal financial institution. For instance, we might have a CD or a bond … Continue reading

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-See you at 8 -So at 2? -Yes, at 8

Kenya and Ethiopia are both near the equator. In fact, the equator passes through Kenya. Accordingly, both get 12 hours of sunlight a day, basically year-round. Nothing too crazy in that information. In the US, our “day” according to clocks … Continue reading

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Where are the Africans?

A common mischaracterization among the uninformed is to refer to Africa as a country. An Africa expert might retort that in fact it is not a country; there are 54 countries on the continent. However, depending on the “African” you … Continue reading

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Ethiopians are Fast(ing)

While in Argentina, I had some friends who were vegetarians and vegans coming in. However, given the importance of beef, steak and meat empanadas in the Argentine diet, they realized that their current dietary restictions were likely to prove untenable, … Continue reading

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The Pain of… Texting?

Yesterday I wrote about how most of us cheat, though just by a little bit. I also discussed the idea of how we feel more compelled to be dishonest, to cheat, to steal, when we are removed from cash. We’re … Continue reading

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This is a corruption free zone! But would you like to buy me a tea?

What compels people to be dishonst? That’s a question that behavioral economist Dan Ariely explores in some of his more recent research. It’s convenient to divide the world into honest people and cheaters (you, my dear reader, must most certainly … Continue reading

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