Lessons from Israel, the Start-Up Nation Part 2

Lessons from Israel, the Start-Up Nation Part 2

Part 1 covered the irreplicable factors of economic growth that were critical in the development of the start-up nation of Israel. Part 2 will instead cover factors driving Israeli growth that can be duplicated by other nations aspiring to emulate the Israeli Economic...
Lessons from Israel, the Start-Up Nation Part 1

Lessons from Israel, the Start-Up Nation Part 1

Israel contains more start-ups per capita by an impressively large margin, and in itself has more companies listed on the Nasdaq exchange than the entire European continent. This is even more incredible in light of the fact that Israel is a relatively small country,...
Foreign Aid, Social Enterprises, and Long-Term Growth

Foreign Aid, Social Enterprises, and Long-Term Growth

I wrote recently about the growing trend of using social enterprises as ladders out of poverty rather than relying on nonprofits and donations. For a multitude of reasons, social enterprises are becoming increasingly popular among both audiences with big hearts and...
Retirement in Roatan

Retirement in Roatan

Millennials and iGeneration kids aren’t the only ones who crave travel, exploration, and new experiences anymore — now, their parents want in on the action. Recently, more and more retirees have decided that getting a condo in Miami isn’t the right move for...
Nonprofits are good, but Social Enterprises are better

Nonprofits are good, but Social Enterprises are better

It’s not uncommon for big-hearted westerners to learn about problems in developing nations and immediately start making plans to form a nonprofit. Some want to collect donated items and send them to people in need, and others want to offer free services subsidized by...
Alternative Paths of Development

Alternative Paths of Development

The question of how to develop a nation or jurisdiction from poverty to first-world prosperity has been a point of rancorous debate in economics and political science for decades. The traditional method of development has, historically, been through a lengthy and...