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I’m amazed there are people who make this quality of fan animation on their own. I don’t know if I’m amazed by the talent, the drive, or the sheer amount of free time they seem to have. (As I write … Continue reading ? The post One for the rabid Star Wars Fans appeared first on Chris Blattman.
What can quantitative linguistic analysis tell us about the operations and outlook of the international financial institutions? At first glance, the words most frequently used in the World Bank’s Annual Reports give an impression ofShow More Summary
A couple of months ago, Grieve Chelwa, a PhD student in South Africa, wrote a much-tweeted and blogged post about Economics’ Africa problem. A huge number of scholars produce a huge amount of research about Africa. Most of them are … Continue reading ? The post Economics has an Africa problem? appeared first on Chris Blattman.
Offensive lineman for Baltimore Ravens publishes in math journals in his spare time The science of empathy and why we hate our enemies Story: I, Robot by Cory Doctorow If “heterogeneous treatment effects” is something you do, read this The final … Continue reading ? The post Links I liked appeared first on Chris Blattman.
From Wonkblog. Via @ConradHackett, one of the most interesting Twitter feeds I follow. The post How much does ___ cost? (Top Google results by US state) appeared first on Chris Blattman.
Via @MonaChalabi. Potter is a sociopath, apparently. The post Graph of the day: Every aggressive act in all seven Harry Potter books appeared first on Chris Blattman.
Last week Jerry Seinfeld cancelled his first ever performance in India because of traffic and parking issues. Two Indians responded with this South Asian Seinfeld spoof. Brilliant. The post Bollywood does Seinfeld? appeared first on Chris Blattman.
Guest post by Jeff Mosenkis at Innovations for Poverty Action. Chris has generously offered to let us at IPA (where he’s a Research Affiliate) share the internal links of interest on development and research we send around weekly here, we … Continue reading ? The post IPA’s weekly links appeared first on Chris Blattman.
Stephen Greenblatt, Shakespearean scholar, tells the tale of his invited lecture at the University of Tehran: Jonson’s praise of Shakespeare’s imaginative and verbal powers—his fancy, his notions, and his expressions—is familiar enough and, of course, perfectly just. Show More Summary
The Norwegian/Swedish writer finishes his mini-saga in the New York Times Magazine. A nice excerpt starts with language difficulties in Michigan, which remind him of his early years in Sweden: In those early years, every time I met people from Norway, … Continue reading ? The post Knausgaard does America, part II appeared first on Chris Blattman.
The Chinese government is outraged after the Dalai Lama suggested he might not reincarnate. “Decision-making power over the reincarnation of the Dalai Lama, and over the end or survival of this lineage, resides in the central government of China,” said Mr. … Continue reading ? The post Not The Onion (reincarnation edition) appeared first on Chris Blattman.
Post-modern political science The Monkey Cage blog at WashPo is hiring a managing editor What’s your average flight delay, by airport and airline? A whole video about the comma, or “Why the rest of the country hates New Yorkers and … Continue reading ? The post Links I liked appeared first on Chris Blattman.
“If you read one thing about microfinance, read this“ How happy are academic economists? The case for changing our time zone Thank you to @misologie for suggesting the secret service version of “Where’s Waldo” with the NY Times’ front page photo this … Continue reading ? The post Links I liked appeared first on Chris Blattman.
From Tyler Cowen, it will help you climb the government or NGO bureaucracy, sends good signals to the job market, and you will actually learn something of value. I agree that MAs in economics are under-provided relative to the UK … Continue reading ? The post Is there value in an MA in economics? appeared first on Chris Blattman.
I’m working through a number of different theories about why “House of Cards” is so profoundly wrong about American politics while still being a rather entertaining and addictive show. Maybe it’s actually a comedy. Maybe it’s being written...Show More Summary
He said the person that most challenged his capacity for empathy was Donald Rumsfeld. He’s confident right now! He doesn’t have to wait 100 or 500 years. He doesn’t care. I really care whether I’m right or wrong. I really … Continue reading ? The post Who does Errol Morris despise? appeared first on Chris Blattman.
Alex Tabarrok dissects the incredible Department of Justice Report on Ferguson. Truly astonishing things: $321 in fines and fees and 3 warrants per household, a parking ticket leading to multiple arrests and jailings. Much of it pursuit of revenue. The abuse … Continue reading ? The post Ferguson as organized crime and the failed state appeared first on Chris Blattman.
There are two types of schedule, which I’ll call the manager’s schedule and the maker’s schedule. The manager’s schedule is for bosses. It’s embodied in the traditional appointment book, with each day cut into one hour intervals. You can block … Continue reading ? The post And I thought I hated meetings before appeared first on Chris Blattman.
Possibly the best pie chart ever: The article is at Bloomberg News, and the hat tip goes to @_cingraham. The short answer is that Democratic lawmakers apparently regard pizza, soda, and french fires as the nutritional axis of evil. The post Eating pizza makes America more Republican appeared first on Chris Blattman.
I asked Todd Moss for a (more or less) politically authentic thriller, and he recommended David Igantius’ Body of Lies. The thought of returning to CIA headquarters was depressing. It wasn’t the flat, linoleum feel of the place, or the … Continue reading ? The post “These were people who believed their own PowerPoint presentations.” appeared first on Chris Blattman.