File under ‘wonderful footnotes’. Ht Kara Schlichting
Feelgood animation on improving infant mortality in Africa since 1950 – millions of kids didn’t die (which will of course never make the front pages)
‘Remittances to low- and middle-income countries reached $466 billion in 2017, an increase of 8.5 percent over $429 billion in 2016’ – i.e. 3.x official aid, and rising. Latest stats from the World Bank.
Oxfam launched a call for the biggest international aid donors to take a feminist approach to aid.
A newspaper asked Victorian women why they were “spinsters.” Each and every response is solid 24 karat gold. ht Sasha Wilson
How to write a blogpost from your journal article in eleven easy steps. Some really sound practical advice from Patrick Dunleavy
‘Academic departments in the US are what comes closest to labor management as existed in the socialist Yugoslavia.’ Delightful from Branko Milanovic on the contrasts between social and market organizational structures in East and West
Excellent discussion from The Center for Global Development of the politics and practice of increasing tax revenues in poor countries
It’s that time of year again. The annual performance review as a haiku c/o Laura Nelson:
I worked hard this year
on so very many things that
I did not finish.
Complete History of The Soviet Union, Arranged To The Melody Of Tetris. Still one of my all time favourites