According to Pope Francis, ‘the corrupt should be tied to a rock and thrown into the sea’. Any chance that could become a new Oxfam policy recommendation?
People had a lot of fun with India’s frugal (and successful) Mars mission, which seems to have become an international benchmark for something or other:
- It cost less than the movie Gravity or the first U.S. Stealth Jet Attack on Syria
- World Bank chief economist Kaushik Basu pointed out that since India’s BigMac purchasing power parity-PPP-is 3 and its Mars Mission PPP is 9 (i.e. 9 times cheaper than the US Mars probe), Ricardo would recommend India import burgers & export Mars Missions. Makes sense to me.
Superb summary of UK Middle East policy, left [h/t Stuart Lodge]
Civic Space Initiative: Civil Society Under Threat. The World Bank lists six legal constraints that governments are using to close us down.
I know she’s white, privileged and famous, but Hermione Emma Watson was still brilliant on the need for men to champion gender equality
[youtube height=”HEIGHT” width=”WIDTH”]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-iFl4qhBsE[/youtube]