[Book Review] Slow Kingdom Coming

Over the past few weeks – in the break between semesters – I’ve been able to find time to read. I’ve read less than I wanted to (of course), but have thoroughly enjoyed each of the books I read. In this post, I will review one of these books, Slow Kingdom Coming: Practices for Doing Justice,…

[Film Review] Poverty, Inc.

Poverty, Inc. is a new documentary* that draws attention to the flaws in the modern global aid and development industry. The film itself is quite well-made and is high in production value. For a documentary about failed attempts to aid the poor and the development of societies it is actually a remarkably engaging film. The documentary begins by…

Books on Global Development

The One Campaign recently selected 5 “back to school” books about global development. The list is good, certainly better than this list compiled by TED. Anyway, back to the list by the One Campaign, the five books they suggest are: “Every Day is for the Thief” by Teju Cole // I’m currently reading this book.…

Book Review: “Nudge”

I recently finished reading a fascinating book entitled Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness. The most basic idea behind the book is everything matters. Humans are constantly influenced unconsciously by seemingly trivial details. Put simply we are always being “nudged”. This book aims to harness the ways humans are nudged and use “choice architecture” in increase our quality of…