The payoff from globalisation

Next door to us at the Center for Global Development is our sister institution, the Institute for International Economics. Gary Clyde Hufbauer and Paul L. E. Grieco have published some very interesting analysis which finds that:

Using four different methods,

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Aid works: AIDS treatments

David Brooks has this uplifting article in the New York Times (free registration required) about the impact of access to AIDS drugs, financed by aid:

You come to Southern Africa to visit AIDS hospitals, and you expect, or at least

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Some good news at last

Now here is some good news. Apparently, being a geek (preferably a scrawny geek) is now considered attractive.

"I think geeks are more successful. They’re happier in the work they do," Koppel [Elle magazine’s love and sex advice columnist]

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Book meme

Thanks to EU Rota, I got tagged for the book meme to tell you about my reading habits. Number of Books I Own I reckon about 2,500. They are mainly boxed up and in store somewhere in Gloucester, while I … Go to www.owen.org to read the rest

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Fallacies about aid and development

Generally, blogs are a pretty good way to hear from people with direct experience and expertise on important issues, without their views being intermediated by the traditional media. Blogs often provide analysis which is well-informed and evidence-based, and both deeper … Go to www.owen.org to read the rest

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Making us safe

An email has flooded in, commenting on my blog, from someone calling himself "Chipper". He says:

One thing I have noticed about people in general, especially the ones from around liberal cities such as San Francisco, LA, etc is that

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Sudan, and what America stands for

I commend to you an excellent article at Democracy Arsenal about Sudan, and the failure of the powerful nations to stop the genocide in Darfur. (The article is about United States policy, but the point applies equally to the United … Go to www.owen.org to read the rest

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