Well you seemed to approve of the return of links I liked, so I’m giving it a regular Monday morning slot.
‘We must do something. This is something. So let’s do it.’ How Yes Minister would have loved hashtags. [cartoon h/t Foreign Policy]
The Weekly Piketty:
Dani Rodrik reviews the new guru on the block with surprisingly faint praise
Inequality insurance: tax rates on companies adjust automatically with their levels of pay inequality. Intriguing proposal from nobel economist Robert Shiller
Meanwhile in the non-Piketty world
Must read if you’re interested in social change. Can disruptive power create new social movements?
$100bn well spent. The World Bank’s Marcelo Giugale celebrates and reviews the impact of debt relief relief on Africa
But a World Bank report finds that no one reads (most) World Bank reports (luckily, Marcelo was writing in the Huffington Post).
Admiration for the IPCC soars even higher when you see what they have to do to get sign off on their reports.
US per capita cheese consumption correlates with deaths from becoming tangled in bedsheets. Treat yourself to some Spurious correlations
Tabloid headlines without the sexism. Brilliant.
Finally, I really hope this isn’t photoshopped. [h/t Bonnie Koenig]