Links I Like [7.15]

The Flaw in Fair Trade The best explanation, to date, on why fair trade (coffee) doesn’t work as a development tool.

The Paternalism of Behavioral Economics Another response to that crazy critique.

Can You Help Someone Become Financially Capable? Yes, well, maybe.

Is there a Free-Market Economists in the House? Survey evidence that shows very few professional economists (specifically 8% of AEA members) are free-market-tiers.

Trying to Explain Bayes’ Theorem to an Islamophobic Congressman (Cation: wonkish)

Two nice explanations of the “Worm Wars” replication debacle (Blattman) & (CDG)

The Scoop on Fertilizer Subsidies in Africa – by my professor Nicky Mason

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