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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Ethiopia

Terrible news from Ethiopia, where demonstrations on Wednesday about alleged election rigging ended in violence and the death of several protesters. Andrew Heavens, a photo journalist, has been recording events in his outstanding blog, Meskel Square. I confess that … Go to www.owen.org to read the rest

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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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Kaletsky is over-optimistic

Anatole Kaletsky has this article in the May 2005 edition of Prospect which argues that economics has been of declining political importance – as evidenced by the absence of economic policy as an important topic in the 2005 General Election. … Go to www.owen.org to read the rest

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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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