Chris Blattman raves (in a good way) about a comic book (sorry, graphic novel) about the civil war in Uganda
And links to a fascinating attempt to apply the lessons of conditional cash transfer programmes in Mexico and Brazil to…… New York
The FT finds much to celebrate in Jacob Zuma’s first hundred days
‘The astonishing thing about the current political scene is the extent to which nothing has changed.’ Paul Krugman laments the Reaganite timewarp of the US healthcare debate
Alex Evans takes John Prescott to task for supporting contraction and convergence in carbon emissions and proposes a more pro-development alternative
And the Magnum photo agency puts its breath-taking back catalogue to the service of the climate change campaign in the ‘one-planet-one-chance‘ photo essay (you’ll need sound).
Update and correction: Oxfam just received this email from the ever-vigilant Aubrey Meyer, director of the Global Commons Institute, and chief originator of contraction and convergence: ‘Duncan Green Head of Research Oxfam GB blogs on your website that: – “Alex Evans takes John Prescott to task for supporting contraction and convergence in carbon emissions and proposes a more pro-development alternative.” This is incorrrect. Actually what Alex Evans did was to crticize Prescott for not arguing contraction and convergence in carbon emissions entitlements accurately. Please will you get his attention on this and require him to make a correction.’ I stand duly corrected……