Links I Like [2.17]

How Should One Resist the Trump Administration? Global Citizens, National Shirkers Two examples of why “Millennials” is wrong How development economists think about development vs. how other economists think about development How America Lost Faith in Expertise

Links I Like [Dictionary Edition]

Over the last month or so, the Merriam-Webster Dictionary has been pushing out excellent content – particularly as it surrounds all of the political craziness and chaos. Here is a post about the meaning of “facts” or “a piece of information presented as having an objective reality”. Here is a post about the origins of the…

Links I Like [11.16]

Potential Conflicts Around the Globe for Trump, the Businessman President How Economic Gobbledygook Divides Us What Ebenezer Scrooge and Tiny Tim can tell us about economics The correlation between education and white support for Trump disappears when you control for racial resentment Why “God is in Control” is Just the Starting Place American Political Decay…

Links I Like [10.16]

The Surprising News About Unreached People Groups How to help microenterprises scale up their business: Evidence from South Africa (Spoiler: it is about targeting specific programming for specific types of people.) Remember #BringBackOurGirls? It hasn’t gotten better, and it is probably worse ‘Africa Rising’? ‘Africa Reeling’ May be More Fitting Now “Africa Yearning or Africa Struggling might…

Links I Like [8.16]

Myanmar’s Religious Problem What the Red Sox – Yankees Rivalry Can Teach Us About Political Polarization Quote: “I can hate the Yankees, feel wronged that Tom Brady is benched for a few games, and make the absurd claim that I would be very upset if my sons married Yankees fans. In sports, irrational partisan feelings are…

Links I Like [7.16]

Did economists fail us over Brexit? The Economics That Really Matters blog Recaps a NBER conference on asset accumulation and poverty traps with follow up interviews Can Hillary Clinton’s Faith Help Her Lead a Fractured Nation? Climate Change is Making it Too Hot To Work The inequality crisis is truly global, and while fixes aren’t easy,…

Links I Like [6.15]

Zombie facts in development that just don’t die – “70% of people living in poverty are women” The problem with one of the most popular assumptions about the poor Does Truth & Reconciliation Work? Have RCTs Taken Over Development Economics? More than 100 Nobel Laureates take on Greenpeace over GMO opposition The Bad [Theology] of…