Links I liked: celebrity cheese, aid sceptics and antidotes for cynicism

Celebrities, hope, cheese c/o Chris Blattman

A clever video to help you rewind apathy here

A happy day for all the aid sceptics out there – William Easterly is taking no prisoners on his new ‘Aid Watch’ blog

James Meek in the Guardian on what it feels like to be living and thinking your way through a global meltdown and ponders what it all means for the sum of human happiness

And finally, this is why youtube is great – a young Obama supporter destroys stereotypes during the Obama/Clinton debates, talks serious policy detail and gets a million hits. Life is good.


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2 Responses to “Links I liked: celebrity cheese, aid sceptics and antidotes for cynicism”
  1. Duncan,
    Great blog with some interesting comments. But its pretty bias towards England and the US in particular. In your latest book you give heaps of examples of real people who live out the consequences of our debate and discourse. Where are these reflections here? I had expected more of that. One other thing – why are health and education linked together and not seperate categories?
    Thanks, Shupiwe

  2. Duncan

    OK Shupiwe, will try and correct the UK/US bias. I’m off to South Africa and Zambia in a few days, (launching the South African edition of From Poverty to Power and looking at the impact of the financial crisis), so that should help