Michael Hobbes

Stop Trying to Save the World
Big ideas are destroying international development
November 17, 2014

Big ideas are destroying international development.

Welcome to the Traffic Capital of the World
What I learned from the crippling gridlock in Dhaka, Bangladesh
July 02, 2014

There are only 650 major intersections here—but somehow only 60 traffic lights.

Photos: Street Life in the Traffic Capital of the World
July 02, 2014

Pictures from the world's fastest-growing city.

Can You Really Compare the AIDS Crises in the U.S. and Western Europe?
The statistical quirks of looking at AIDS across countries
May 16, 2014

The statistical quirks of looking at AIDS across countries.

Why Did AIDS Ravage the U.S. More Than Any Other Developed Country?
Solving an epidemiological mystery
May 12, 2014

The answer is a lot more complicated than saying we're less enlightened than Europe. Solving an epidemiological mystery.

 

How Did Zimbabwe Become So Poor—And Yet So Expensive?
The shockingly high prices of one of Africa's most impoverished countries
January 05, 2014

The shockingly high prices of one of Africa's most impoverished countries.