Links I Liked

June 13, 2016

     By Duncan Green     

I missed a week due to being in twitter-free Beijing, but now back in the warm and suffocating embrace of social media – here’s last week’s highlights

The goose that laid golden eggs. There’s fools, there’s wise men, and then there’s economists. Via Robert Went goose that laid golden eggs

Apparently, there’s an election coming up in the US…..

‘I have the best theories, I really do.’ Donald Trump as research scholar. This should become a thing – Donald Trump as job interviewee? Donald Trump as marriage guidance counsellor? Donald Trump as vicar?

Some heated debates on merits/otherwise of the newly annointed Democratic candidate for US president. Ezra Klein discusses the genius and gender issues in Hillary Clinton’s campaign & nomination. And if you’re just starting out, try listening to 21-year-old Hillary Rodham’s 1969 Wellesley commencement speech.

Will Hillary be heading for the safe centre ground? Not judging by this campaign video released on day she passed the finishing line for the nomination.

Over on this side of the pond, the level of rhetoric is rather less elevated. Here’s a handy interactive poll tracker on Britain’s Euro referendum, by demographics, geography, party etc. Why is Wales so anti EU when Scotland is so pro?

Back to aid and development

“The Worst Aid Project in the World” EU Support for Detention Camps in Sudan

Three reasons national organisations are vital to humanitarian response. Excellent real-life examples from South Sudan.

That iconic technophile story about fishermen using their mobile phones to find the best markets for their fish before they come ashore? Not true. Oops.

‘There are 27 countries where smoking rates went up 2000-2015’. World Bank overview in 5 charts of the world’s 1 billion smokers

10 things you should know about cash transfers, in a handy 4m animation – perfect for lectures, workshops etc

June 13, 2016
Duncan Green