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Potential Conflicts Around the Globe for Trump, the Businessman President

How Economic Gobbledygook Divides Us

What Ebenezer Scrooge and Tiny Tim can tell us about economics

The correlation between education and white support for Trump disappears when you control for racial resentment

Why “God is in Control” is Just the Starting Place

American Political Decay or Renewal?

If you haven’t watched this, well, you’re welcome:

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The Surprising News About Unreached People Groups

How to help microenterprises scale up their business: Evidence from South Africa (Spoiler: it is about targeting specific programming for specific types of people.)

Remember #BringBackOurGirls? It hasn’t gotten better, and it is probably worse

‘Africa Rising’? ‘Africa Reeling’ May be More Fitting Now “Africa Yearning or Africa Struggling might be a more apt characterization, but neither of these is especially new. Whatever narrative emerges should include what Mr. Chelwa calls the continent’s “ghastly inequality,” and the sharp increase in the number of people who are now better equipped with technology and information and are demanding more from their governments.”

Polling 101 – In which Jayson Lusk walks through how national survey samples deal with error and selection bias

A review of an excellent new book on Christian faith and international development, “Slow Kingdom Coming”

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Myanmar’s Religious Problem

What the Red Sox – Yankees Rivalry Can Teach Us About Political Polarization Quote: “I can hate the Yankees, feel wronged that Tom Brady is benched for a few games, and make the absurd claim that I would be very upset if my sons married Yankees fans. In sports, irrational partisan feelings are permissible because the stakes are so low. Irrational partisan emotions clearly exist in politics, too, but in politics we should be ashamed of them.”

Bruce Wydick reviews “Misbehaving” by Richard Thaler

Can We Measure Poverty from Outer Space?

How the Most Dangerous Place on Earth Got Safer

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Did economists fail us over Brexit?

The Economics That Really Matters blog Recaps a NBER conference on asset accumulation and poverty traps with follow up interviews

Can Hillary Clinton’s Faith Help Her Lead a Fractured Nation?

Climate Change is Making it Too Hot To Work

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Zombie facts in development that just don’t die – “70% of people living in poverty are women”

The problem with one of the most popular assumptions about the poor

Does Truth & Reconciliation Work?

Have RCTs Taken Over Development Economics?

More than 100 Nobel Laureates take on Greenpeace over GMO opposition

The Bad [Theology] of the White Working Class

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Michael Kremer on Conducting Field Research in Developing Countries

A Guide to Debunking Debunking News Stories – Thoughts after finding out that the replication of the replication study in psychology didn’t replicate.

RCTs in development economics: What’s all the fighting about?

Microeconomists’ claims that they are doing real science turn out to be true

Bringing Farmville to the Tropics

You can finally stop feeling guilty for eating quinoa

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A Kenyan entrepreneur talks about the “fetishization of entrepreneurship” and why people can’t “entrepreneur around bad leadership or bad policies”.

David Evens and Bruce Wydick share some important resources for understanding if My NGO is Having a Positive Impact.

Sharing Solutions to Poverty – What can the US learn about fighting poverty within it’s borders from the fight against poverty around the world?

The Roosevelt Approach – Dave Brooks on Sanders, Trump, and “neighborliness”.

That time the World Bank emailed out Allen Iverson’s “Practice Rant”

No more poverty! (Well, that depends how you define it…)

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