Dissident on Development

A Kenyan Economist Offers the First Independent and Rigorous Evaluation of the Millennium Villages Project, finds no effect on villagers’ incomes

 blog post by Michael Clemens at Global Development: Views from the Center

The “international community” was obsessed with the mechanics rather than the substance of democracy in DR Congo. This disastrous election today is the result.

Support from an unexpected source!

Thanksgiving according to social scientists
I can GROW this but not DESIGN this. This is a good metaphor for economic development.

I can GROW this but not DESIGN this. This is a good metaphor for economic development.

— in prison

Evolving social norms

just learned that adding sugar to Green Tea makes you a pariah

(see the comments section of the Guardian oped at the bottom of the page you get by clicking on the title here).

Nancy is a very reasonable person that I respect a lot, I’m just disappointed she focused on details rather than on the big issue in the title here.

British aid is increasing overall and increasing above all to states where there is a lot of violence and Corruption. An independent watchdog points out this could result in … Corruption.