Speaking of Branko, here’s his gloriously written review of 15 authors’ attempts to chart a future for social democracy.
The son of South Sudan’s President explaining how he got his money. Extraordinary.
Federal judges in US who participated in a right-leaning economics training subsequently used more economics language and ruled more conservatively (against environmental and labor regulations, and harsher criminal sentences). ht Chris Blattman
Since 1995, there has been consistent and significant convergence [in national GDP per capita], even between the poorest group of countries and the richest, an effect that exists even discounting China and India. Important work from Dev Patel, Justin Sandefur and Arvind Subramanian [based on national averages, so doesn’t include rising inequality within countries.]
Amazing African documentaries – all showing in Film Africa, London, w/b 4th November
If you liked last week’s ideas for better blogging, why not check out the real writers: links to top tips from Zadie Smith, John Steinbeck, Susan Sontag, Henry Miller, Jack Kerouac and more
Alarming how well the hate speech of politicians suits the lyrics of Drill