The Economist predicts a much-needed ‘demographic dividend’ from Africa’s falling fertility rates
The raucous healthcare debate has Paul Krugman missing the rationalism of Richard Nixon, and worrying that the US is becoming a failed state. ‘true transformation, it turns out, requires a lot more than electing one telegenic leader. Turning this country around is going to take years of siege warfare against deeply entrenched interests, defending a deeply dysfunctional political system.’
The microcredit debate rumbles on with this critical article in Bangladesh’s ‘New Age’ newspaper
Calling all well-being wonks. The OECD’s Measuring the Progress of Societies project, which I’m a bit involved with (see previous blog here) is having a big get together in Busan, South Korea from 27-30 October. Sign up here.
Big number bingo – a website that compares all those big numbers (arms trade, bailouts etc)