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January 23, 2017 6 By Duncan Green

Now President Trump is US tweeter in chief, I’m going to have to start running more screen grabs in these round-Trump v Marionups. Here he is taking on author Isaac Marion. 21,000 RTs and counting….

[update: now I feel really stupid – turns out this was fake news (it’s everywhere) aka sad author trying to promote his own book by faking the Trump tweet – see comments on this post for links. Apologies to all concerned]

How has your country changed since the year of your birth? Fun interactive, which also allows you to compare with progress in other countries

How to write a blogpost from your journal article in 11 easy steps. Patrick Dunleavy’s post was the most read in 2016 on the excellent LSE Impact blog and is good advice for non-academic bloggers too.

ODI’s 10 recommendations on how to influence policy with research

Japanese tunaHats off to whichever genius at The Economist came up with this graph of Japanese GDP v tuna prices.

Killer fact (literally). Massive new WHO study finds tobacco costs the world economy over $1 trillion a year. More than 1.1 billion people smoke

In the spirit of getting out of our filter bubble, check out this 2m trailer for anti-aid film Poverty, Inc. Listen first (you might agree with some of it), then critique.

Systems thinking: a cautionary tale (cats in Borneo). Nice illustration