This week I recommend the following posts and papers:

1. Creative Commons. The licenses in the teaching and scientific materials is a complicated issue. Many people ask me about this, and in particular on Creative Commons. This post gives a brief introduction about them. Link

2. Investing in higher education. This post explains the benefits of investing in higher education as an engine of growth in a country, even in social sciences. Link

3. New programming languages? Programming is one of my favorite hobbies. This post is an interview who has designed a new programming language that accepts Arabic characters. Do we really need a new programming language?. Link

4. Decision making in small and medium companies. Finally, I suggest reading a paper that I found interesting. A Dutch study of how the human and social capital affects decision-making in this kind of company. Link