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  • Why Sweden's economy is thriving

    Steve Kelman reports interesting observations from Stockholm. Read More

  • Laptops in the classroom: tool or time-waster?

    The rising use of laptops and mobile devices in class raises new policy questions and ancient philosophical debates. Read More

  • Want to be a good IT professional? Build good networks (social ones)

    Steve Kelman learns the value of talking to people when faced with a difficult problem. Read More

  • Swap Social Security benefits for long-term care: Fair trade?

    Steve Kelman wonders if people would trade in their monthly Social Security checks in exchange for insurance against outliving their assets. Read More

  • When the Wall fell, and everything after

    Steve Kelman reflects on the significance of the Berlin Wall's fall. Read More

  • Procurement contests pooh-poohed by an unlikely source

    Steve Kelman is disappointed in an attack on federal procurement competitions from a source he never would have expected. Read More

  • Forget pay for performance: Here are the reforms execs really want

    Steve Kelman finds that pay for performance is low on the wish list of management reforms for some senior executives. What tops it? Read More

  • China's many contradictions

    Steve Kelman, filing his final blog post from China, shares some jarring experiences with cultural contradictions. Read More

  • China's future may be glimpsed in its past

    Steve Kelman considers the Tang Dynasty and its potential reverberations today. Read More

  • Chinese rail crash coverage shows limits of press freedom there