Mexico’s State Elections – Part 1

Next month, Mexicans in 12 states will go to the polls for municipal and statewide elections. The table below is drawn from Informador.MX, and shows their expected results based off polling from the end of…


The Next Big Steps in Clean Energy

I received The Powerhouse by Steve LeVine as a Christmas gift. The book goes through the history of lithium battery technology, and talks about the potential for this industry to reshape a variety of global…


Machine Learning and Municipal Policy

I had the opportunity to compete in the first City of Calgary hack-a-thon. The event offered cash prizes for ideas that could solve a problem, or advance an idea that would contribute to the execution…



Plata o Plomo

Mexico’s ongoing drug has tended to pop in and out of the headlines. Chapo Guzman’s daring escape and subsequent recapture (including the role of rapidly declining celebrity Sean Penn) controlled the news cycle for a…




New Years – Resolutions

We are now 9 days into the New Year, and I’m already behind on this post. My wife and I have always viewed New Year resolutions, more as general goals to pursue, rather than clear, concrete…