Links I liked

Monday morning displacement activity, c/o highlights from last week’s @fp2p twitter feed

Interesting comparison between interracial and same sex marriage in the US. The law moved ahead of public opinion (by decades) on interracial marriage, whereas it US marriage norms v lawlags on same sex (but is catching up fast).

Smart satire from the Karl reMarks blog: Global South Launches ‘Best White Saviour’ Award [h/t Tom Murphy]

But you can’t beat The Onion: The Top 6 Happiest Countries In The World

Have to talk about Ebola:

Best chronology of what’s happened so far – heroism of health workers, sluggish international response etc. [h/t Chris Blattman]

Harrowing, heartbreaking account of an overrun hospital in Makeni, Sierra Leone [h/t Laurence Chandy]

‘Donors value the life of someone in Britain twenty times more than someone in Sierra Leone.’ The brutal underlying economics

Ebola v other killers in W Africaand The Economist reminds us that even though it is rising fast, Ebola is still lagging other killers in West Africa

Meanwhile, back in the land of good news

The political impact of taxes: In Uganda, taxation increases citizens’ willingness to punish leaders by 12% overall, and by 30% among the main taxpayers

Huge congrats to Greenpeace as LEGO quits branding ties with Shell

And here’s the video (6 million hits and counting) that did the job

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