What I Learned About the State of Education While Visiting My Old High School
I wrote a big ol' feature about what I found there—it's in this month's Pacific Standard—but it's not just the political lessons that stuck with me.
Why Is Zambia So Poor? And Will Things Ever Get Better?
This landlocked country in Sub-Saharan Africa isn't a failed state in the traditional sense: There's no dictator, no child soldiers. But most of its 14 million people live on less than $1 per day. How did things get this way, and can they ever get better?