On the basis of the posts from Duncan and Angus Deaton, and what I know about aid

  • Aid undermines national politics, but such damage can be minimised by designing it better (73%, 106 Votes)
  • Aid undermines national politics, but this is outweighed by its wider benefits (23%, 33 Votes)
  • Aid does not significantly undermine national politics (14%, 21 Votes)
  • Aid undermines national politics and so should be cut (10%, 15 Votes)

Total Voters: 146

Start Date: April 15, 2014 @ 6:30 am
End Date: No Expiry


Having read both posts, my considered opinion on migration's impact on countries of origin is

  • Rich countries should not consider restricting skilled immigration from poor countries on developmental grounds (70%, 182 Votes)
  • There is no evidence that poor countries are being harmed by emigration (38%, 99 Votes)
  • Many of the poorest countries are being harmed by emigration of skilled workers (17%, 45 Votes)
  • I am totally confused and have no idea who is right (9%, 24 Votes)
  • Rich countries should consider restricting skilled immigration from poor countries on developmental grounds (7%, 17 Votes)

Total Voters: 259

Start Date: March 19, 2014 @ 7:29 am
End Date: No Expiry


In humanitarian responses such as the Philippines typhoon, aid agencies should

  • engage in promoting longer term change, as long as it does not detract from the disaster response (64%, 654 Votes)
  • only think about the immediate task of saving lives and relieving suffering (17%, 171 Votes)
  • promote change, even if it distracts some attention/resources from the immediate response (19%, 149 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,020

Start Date: November 19, 2013 @ 8:18 am
End Date: March 19, 2014 @ 7:34 am


Should India be sending a rocket to Mars?

  • No (55%, 298 Votes)
  • Yes (45%, 244 Votes)

Total Voters: 543

Start Date: November 5, 2013 @ 12:39 pm
End Date: No Expiry


Which of these statements do you agree with? Large charities should pay their CEOs:

  • no more than 3 times the wage of the lowest-paid employee (31%, 714 Votes)
  • 70-80% of private/public scales (24%, 550 Votes)
  • salaries on a par with private and public sector scales (23%, 520 Votes)
  • up to a ceiling of £100,000 ($150,000) (17%, 388 Votes)
  • a living wage (£8.55 an hour in London) (5%, 91 Votes)

Total Voters: 2,288

Start Date: August 9, 2013 @ 7:00 am
End Date: No Expiry


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