Networked, Part 2: Potluck, Anyone?

Social interaction is good for us—that much is clear from last week’s post. Now I wonder, as an introvert married to an extrovert (two people who seem to have different social needs and responses to social interactions) how much interaction is necessary to get those benefits, and is it the same for everyone? Ultimately it’s

Economic Growth, SAPs, and Aid: Oh My! A History of the Global Development Industry

The concept of development implies positive change, and it is clearly an ideal toward which individuals, groups, and nations strive. But the term carries much more baggage than that. The Western world’s conceptualization of development—unilinear growth, evolution, or maturation toward an ever more perfect form—has its roots in evolutionary theories of the nineteenth and early