Links I liked

Your weekly excuse to delay reading your Monday morning emails, drawn from last week’s @fp2p tweets

CNN Scots vote

Let’s start with Scotland (obvs)

Nobody can accuse CNN of not giving it 110% [h/t @DanaHoule]


Hilarious and deeply odd. Taiwanese animated explanation of the vote, featuring a strong candidate for the world’s worst Scottish accent [h/t Alex Renton]

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Back to Development (broadly defined):

Nice piece on a personal hobbyhorse of mine: Time to take religion and spirituality seriously as a factor in development [h/t Mike Edwards]

ISIS and Ebola outbreaks show we’ve neglected building long term institutions, in our love of funky innovators, disrupters & entrepreneurs

50 centMalaysian news editors apply stylistic rules with great rigor and consistency. [h/t @Durf]

‘Civil space under threat’: Important Economist piece on threats to NGOs/CSOs in many countries

Elsewhere, the inequality/ extreme wealth debate continues to thrive

Number of global billionaires up 7% since last year. Here’s where they live (insofar as live anywhere) – click to expand [h/tbillionaires Amit M. Sengupta]


The power of killer facts: Christine Lagarde on inequality, using Oxfam’s very own KF: assets of 85 richest = 3.5bn poorest

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