1. On the education theme, a NYT piece on rebuilding schools the better way, thanks to Katrina.
2. On the Olympic theme, Why India has so few Olympic medals, by Tyler Cowen. Don't miss the discussion comments at the end. Great discussion!
3. On the water theme, aguanomics takes on the World Bank's advising policies.
4. A GREAT write-up on aid effectiveness by Maurice.
5. Treehugger on how Bangladesh is capitalizing on its PET trash.