A quick scan across the world reveals that where growth and innovation have been most successful, a hybrid public-private, domestic-foreign nexus lies beneath the miracle. These aren’t states; they’re “para-states” — or, in one common parlance, “special economic zones.”
The End of Cheap Coffee: Why the Diner Staple Is About to Become a Luxury. A feature story from Good Magazine about the way environmental conditions and consumption habits are changing the way we experience coffee.
I moved to Singapore. Derek Sivers writes about why he’s going to spend his life living in various places around the world. Singapore is the first stop. Such a great idea.
Identifying a billion Indians. What it looks like to try to issue biometric-based identification cards to a country with over a billion people. Contractors have already created a database of 1 million people, only 0.1% of the total population.