Wow. Our experiment is off to a great start—let's see if we can finish it off sooner than expected.
Lant Pritchett on why improved education doesn't always improve the performance of poor countries:
His research has shown that countries whose education system improves actually grow slower on average. He suggests that one reason for this may be that putting more educated people into a corrupt bureaucracy may result in more sophisticated corruption.
This sounds disturbingly plausible. And not just for poor countries, either.