Posts Tagged ‘electricity’

  • More people vote when they believe it is a social norm.

    The Difference That a Sticker Makes

    Nov 10, 14 • 423 Views • No Comments

    Because "I Voted" stickers indicate voting is a social norm, like paying taxes or saving electricity, people are more likely to act like their neighbors....  [read more]

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    Figuring Out African Development

    Dec 21, 13 • 556 Views • No Comments

    In Chimamanda Adichie’s Americanah, we meet Ifemelu and Obinze. Representative of Nigeria’s upper class, they are a part of a story that takes the reader to Princeton, Yale, Philadelphia, Baltimore and London but always with a home base in...  [read more]

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    Diminishing the Worldwide Energy Gap

    Sep 21, 13 • 937 Views • No Comments

    Last summer, President Obama announced a $7 billion Power Africa initiative that targets sub-Saharan Africa.  Its goal is to create the infrastructure that will extend electricity to more than 20 million households. Partnering with 6 other nations, the US...  [read more]

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    Human Capital: Electricity Matters

    May 30, 13 • 270 Views • No Comments

    After Hurricane Sandy struck my NJ area, a physician friend told me that, with no refrigeration, her vaccine supply spoiled. Imagine her temporary problem as a permanent condition in the developing world. Lack of dependable electricity affects vaccines and...  [read more]

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    Phone Power

    Oct 14, 12 • 251 Views • No Comments

    Only 3 years ago in sub-Saharan Africa, more than two-thirds of all roads were unpaved, three-quarters of the population was without electricity, and there were 3 landline phones per 100 people. Enter the cell phone. As of 2010, in low and middle income...  [read more]