Links I Liked

May 18, 2015

     By Duncan Green     

The only possible response is ‘thankyou to all involved’ for this wonderful pic (coming soon to a powerpoint near you) [h/t no shortcutsDamian Hughes]

To end extreme poverty, we must also address extreme affluence.’ Advice from some dangerous radicals (aka faith leaders) on how to end poverty

Economics is reinventing itself as an empirical discipline, argues Barry Eichengreen. Whatever next?

Some powerful killer facts here: 5 flashing warning lights on the dashboard of the global humanitarian system

Have we lost the ability to monotask? The steady fall in attention span (from 3 minutes average to less than one) over the last 10 years. Sorry what was that?

Is the aid business guilty of ‘intellectual dumping’ by swamping developing countries with advice, technical assistance etc and squeezing out local wisdom?

Ottoman selfie-2In Turkey, even statues of Ottoman princes are taking selfies

The data revolution should change the balance of power, but currently it has been hijacked by the techies. Great evidence-based rant from Alex Cobham

Strong Girl. You may not agree with all the gender messaging in ONE Campaign’s latest video and action, but it sure beats a bunch of white rock stars doing Do They Know its Christmas? Or (far far worse), the sight of NATO foreign ministers singing ‘We Are the World’ at a summit in Turkey last week [h/t Zeynep Tufecki] [youtube height=”HEIGHT” width=”WIDTH”][/youtube]

May 18, 2015
Duncan Green