Nicaragua’s Economy is Near Collapse

by Paul Martin

If the Nicaraguan government continues on its present course, the Instituto Henry George predicts that Nicaragua will soon experience a major economic crisis, which will manifest itself as a total paralysis of the economy in almost all sectors (transportation, commerce, government, etc.), rationing of basic utility services and essential products, and violent social protest. Continue reading

CGO 2008: Kansas City

Our trip to Kansas City offered us some quality time in the belly of the sprawlful beast. Just minutes by van from the KC airport, our hotel was miles and miles from anywhere that could be reached on foot. For dining and shopping we had “Zona Rosa,” a pleasantly surreal sort of mall-that’s-a-neighborhood, to which this the hotel ran vans whenever we asked. Continue reading