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    Archive for October, 2015

    What was the first book that made you fall in love with reading?

    By - 26 Oct 2015

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    Most of us can probably recall that special early childhood book that we insisted our parents, grandparents and caregivers read to us over and over again. That special book that made us fall in love with reading.  For me it was Elsa Beskow’s enchanting The Tale of the Little, Little Old Woman.   Read more…

    Markets and education*

    By - 13 Oct 2015


    One characteristic  of our times is our faith in the market as a mechanism to allocate goods and services. The drive of competition induces innovation, continuous improvement, and efficient use of resources. All of this, result in advances in productivity. With these arguments, the State reduced its active participation in the markets in recent decades. The results have been positive in many areas. Read more…