Zero rupee notes; MLK and powerpoint; Millennium professors; new sites on globalization and politics of climate change and what Obama could learn from Bartlett: links I liked

Battling corruption with a zero rupee note [h/t Jo Rowlands] If Martin Luther King had had powerpoint….. Owen Barder:   What is it like being a Millennium Village? Shopkeeper:     Very good. We have lots of things. O:                           Does everything work well? Shopkeeper:     No, not all of it.  But we are much better off now. O:                          Who decides what to change? Do you have a village council, or is there an Elder who decides? Shopkeeper:     It is all decided by a Professor in New York. O:                           Really? Do you know his name? Shopkeeper:     No. But he is a very famous man ’nuff said Two promising new sites IPPR’s Matthew Lockwood and Andrew Pendleton try to fill the political vacuum in climate change debates with a new ‘political climate’ blog  And a new Journal on Globalization and Development, headlined by Joe Stiglitz and free oline And finally, why doesn’t Obama watch more West Wing? [h/t Alex Evans] ]]>

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2 Responses to “Zero rupee notes; MLK and powerpoint; Millennium professors; new sites on globalization and politics of climate change and what Obama could learn from Bartlett: links I liked”
  1. Martin Walsh

    Re the zero rupee note: I suggest using tea bags in Kenya, where the Swahili term for petty bribes is chai = tea. A Scottish doctor I knew there always kept a tea bag on the dashboard of his car. Whenever stopped by the traffic police he would preempt their demands for bribes by holding up the tea-bag and asking in his best up-country Swahili “Unataka chai kidogo?”, “Do you want a little chai”?