A Monday morning time waste kit – highlights from last week’s @fp2p twitter feed:
According to SIPRI, Africa’s arms spending grew 8.3% in last year – the fastest regional arms race in the world
Top polemic from Owen Barder. If the world was one country, global institutions would make it a failed state.
Ben Ramalingam loves the new World Development Report (on mind and culture), its alternative to the logframe and its message for development professionals to examine their own biases
Excellent reflection on Piketty, one year after publication, from Branko Milanovic. Why so popular? Will it last? What shortcomings have been revealed?
Teaching economics after the crash: the Student rebellion: 40m Radio 4 piece with Aditya Chakrabortty, Ha-Joon Chang et al
How an epidemiologist-turned-mayor used a data-driven approach to tackle Colombia’s homicide rates
Francisco Toro (aka The Campaign for Boring Development) goes there: the case for rethinking attitudes to GM
How a well-intentioned U.S. law left Congolese miners jobless – is this a rerun of the Harkin child labour/garments Bill in Bangladesh?
And as I’ve just been in Malta, a couple of things on Migration:
UKIP’s Schrödinger’s immigrant who ‘lazes around on benefits whilst simultaneously stealing your job’
And a truly harrowing but brilliant film: Dying to get here – Channel 4 News piece on the 500 migrants who fled to Europe from Egypt – only 11 made it.
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