Over the last month or so, the Merriam-Webster Dictionary has been pushing out excellent content – particularly as it surrounds all of the political craziness and chaos.
If you haven’t watched this, well, you’re welcome:
How to help microenterprises scale up their business: Evidence from South Africa (Spoiler: it is about targeting specific programming for specific types of people.)
‘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.”
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.”
A Guide to Debunking Debunking News Stories – Thoughts after finding out that the replication of the replication study in psychology didn’t replicate.
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”.
No more poverty! (Well, that depends how you define it…)