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  • 10 links for the weekend (and how to read them faster)

    20
    Sep
    2013

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    weekend links eng

    1. The 5 basic laws of human stupidity

    2. Debraj Ray on when African Dictator Meets the White Man

    3. The 11th Midwest International Economic Development Conference is announced (here are the papers for the 2013 conference held at the University of Wisconsin) HT @MFBellemarle

    4. And the @UNUWIDER conference on inclusive growth (and the papers including @JustinSandefour and @glassmanamanda ‘s on the political economy of bad data)

    5. And the Millenium Villages controversy continues, here is @M_Clem and @gdemom’s take

    6. @TimHarford might be the best popularizer of economics in the world

    7. @WhyNationsFail raps in Quibdo

    8. @clausanhueza asks if “focalization” is an assault against equality? (sorry, only in Spanish)

    9. Should “Big Data” Work for Equality? asks @CostHermanin from the @OpenSociety Foundation

    10. 2 must read books on development economics (here and here) made it to FT’s long list of best business books of 2013

    And if this took you more than 5 minutes, here is a link to read faster

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