Nurturing ‘a beautiful tree’

December 24, 2010
Hasan Zillur Rahim
Nurturing ‘a beautiful tree’

“The Beautiful Tree” is a book that lays bare the bankruptcy of Western ideas about free primary education in developing countries. Written by British educator James Tooley and supported by data from the field, it shows how the poor of the world are taking charge of their educational destiny, and how foreign money and...
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Money, US elections and a “humble” Obama

November 4, 2010
Hasan Zillur Rahim
Money, US elections and a “humble” Obama

One of the axioms of American politics is that the candidate with the deepest pockets wins the election. Millions spent on negative advertisement often turn out to be more persuasive than a record of accomplishments. Money trumps principles. That is why the victory (51.6 percent to 43.4 percent) of Democrat Jerry Brown over Republican Meg...
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