Links I Liked

Covid bookshop ht Sony Kapoor

The inequality of climate change. 1% of people cause half of global aviation emissions – new study ht Tim Gore

I’m chairing a lecture by Nora Lustig on “Inequality in Latin America: Markets, Covid-19 and Policies” on Friday, 4-6pm UK time. Jean-Paul Faguet is discussant. Livestream here. You can catch up with previous speakers in the series here. Jayati Ghosh and Branko Milanovic currently getting the most hits.

Excellent BBC investigation into the process that gave the UK its pretty un-world beating test-and-trace system.

Some smart legal activism on climate: French court gives Macron deadline to prove he’s serious on climate

If you haven’t already seen this Maori baby learning the Haka, stop what you’re doing and click here. Pure joy. And if you don’t know what the Haka is, check out this video of how its evolved (and got a lot scarier)over the years.

What on earth is going on in Wrexham? Whatever it is, it’s lovely. And how are Ifor Williams’ trailer sales going?

20 years since the World Commission on Dams launched its final report. What lessons have been learned? Interesting reflection on the legacy of a ‘talking shop’. Ht Chris Jordan

The Concession Speech. As if. Ht Rory Stewart (and believe me, there’s much weirder stuff out there)

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