Links I Liked

June 7, 2022

     By Duncan Green     

UK: a fragile union

From our local Jubilee street party. Neat (if unintended) summary of state of union, monarchy, hangovers….

What if Putin’s true goals are different? Branko Milanovic wonders if the West is playing into Putin’s hands, by building a ‘new iron curtain’.

Food security projection in the Horn of Africa

A country-by-country guide to worsening drought in the Horn of Africa. (Actually, drought + war, as several people pointed out)

Yemenis are interested in more than just the satisfaction of essential needs (water, food, and shelter). Social capital is crucial in maintaining a semblance of normal life during conflict. Lovely, human research from ACAPS project ht Tobias Denskus

Will the detective investigating your murder be….. ht Alasdair Beckett-King

Mood of TV detectives by country

And two neat graphics from the Economist:

Fertility rates in East Asia - 1990 and 2020

East Asian fertility rates have fallen so fast, that Japan has been overtaken by most of its rich neighbours. Now on a par with China at 1.3 births per woman, cf S Korea at 0.7. Replacement rate is 2.1 They’re gonna have to rethink attitudes to immigration!

Berry-picking visas issued

Of roughly 30,000 seasonal-work visas issued to workers to pick the UK’s 2021 berry harvest, 67% went to Ukrainians and 8% to Russians. Pick your own this year, I think.

School disco, Northern Ireland, 1960s. Wild.

June 7, 2022
Duncan Green