Noted to Aid Your Morning Procrastination for September 28, 2013
Ken Jacobs: Subpar reporting by Vanessa Wong of Bloomberg on ObamaCare: Noted

David Zilbermann: On life and cocoa in the Ivory Coast: Noted

David Zilbermann: On life and cocoa in the Ivory Coast:

My visit left me with an optimistic view on the… Ivory Coast. There is a growing international demand for the product they produce that will result in support for improved productivity… we will see a community of relatively small farmers that grow several crops at a higher degree of efficiency than at the present…. The spread of cellphones led to fast transition of information and knowledge and desire for change…. The bigger challenge of the Ivory Coast, and West Africa is population growth. I met several people with incomes of less than $4/day, but with more than 7 children. If there is one failure of our research in development is to better understand population growth and how to develop strategies to contain it…

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