Links I Liked

June 8, 2015

     By Duncan Green     

First rule for learner drivers: don’t pull out in front of tanks. [h/t Francisco Toro] 
tank and learner

Must read. Is that the sound of another tech hype bubble popping? Tom Carothers asks why the tech surge hasn’t had more impact on democracy

‘Why humanitarianism doesn’t get religion…and why it needs to’. Includes excellent discussion of the ‘totem of neutrality’ [h/t Nigel Timmins]

If you ever moderate panels or run meetings, read this advice from Simon Maxwell

world's deadliest animalWorld’s deadliest animals (although by only counting homicides, it underplays humans killing each with cars, cigarettes etc) [h/t Conrad Hackett] 

‘Google cars are very polite. I feel safer around a self-driving car than most other California drivers.’ [h/t Chris Blattman]

If you’re interested in gender and/or the informal economy, the new WIEGO blog is essential reading

How to Swear Like a Brit. See also what Brits say v what they mean (FP2P all time most popular post) [h/t Tim Harford] [youtube height=”HEIGHT” width=”WIDTH”][/youtube]


June 8, 2015
Duncan Green