Links I Liked

May 5, 2015

     By Duncan Green     

Grammar pedants rally behind the Oxford comma, [h/t Alexander Macleod]Oxford comma

‘International analysts predict the seeds of a so-called “American Spring,” fomented by technology’. How press would cover Baltimore if it was in a foreign country. [h/t Ian Birrell]

Smart Owen Barder essay on the future of aid

Planetary Boundaries and Human Prosperity. Kate Raworth teams up with Johan Rockstrom

US social changeThis is how fast the US changes its mind (aka they say no until they say yes). [h/t Chris Blattman]

God and global warming: the Vatican urges action on climate change

Je suis migrant. (If only). [h/t Kenneth Roth]js suis migrant

Why migration matters: Nepali migrants sent $6bn back home in 2013, roughly 1/3 of country’s GDP (and they will send home a lot more in response to the earthquake).

New TripAdvisor style platform allows 1m Syrian refugees in Lebanon to search and rate aid and commercial services

Who’s gonna get it on, come this Thursday’s UK General Election? Another coalition looks highly likely – cue this brilliant lip synching from Sky News [h/t Charlie Beckett] [youtube height=”HEIGHT” width=”WIDTH”][/youtube]


May 5, 2015
Duncan Green