Links I liked

June 10, 2014

     By Duncan Green     

Random World Cup bit: With their profession’s legendary record on prediction, The Economist forecasts the winners

Good Health; Bad Health:

Great overview of the Universal Health Coverage debate/new research from the ODI’s Kevin Watkins

2.1 billion people (30% of the global population) are now obese or overweight. 2/3 of the obese live in developing countries [h/t William Moseley]

It’s like Uganda Herbalife, only way, way more evil… [h/t Campaign for Boring Development]

Where’s the global drive for Tobacco Control?

Other stuff:

Showing Ethiopians an inspirational documentary changes their attitudes to education, savings etc [h/t Rakesh Rajani]

Sexism kills: female-named hurricanes kill more than male hurricanes because people don’t respect them, study finds

The Weekly Piketty:

The backlash against Piketty was inevitable; that it would be led by the Financial Times wasn’t:

The FT has “damaged its brand” by its treatment of the French wizard [h/t Owen Barder]

Paul Krugman delivers a smart smackdown of the ‘doubt is our product’ crew

All the Piketty reviews you ever wanted… (and some you didn’t) y en español [h/t Branko Milanovic]

Nepotism niche: Another great Plan International video from my sister in law, Mary Matheson. This one is on girls’ education ahead of the Global Partnership for Education pledging conference later this month

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June 10, 2014
Duncan Green