Links I Liked

Forget the headlines. American attitudes toward Muslims have improved over the last 3 years via Ranil Dissayanakereligion_thermometer

Interest in a Universal Basic Income is growing. The World Bank’s Shanta Devarajan sets out the case and Todd Moss asks ‘What Would Mahatma Gandhi Do?’ over the UBI debate in India

Good to see other aid donors mobilizing in response to the US restoring the ‘Global Gag Rule’. Eight countries will replace the abortion funding that is lost, with a ‘She Decides’ pledging conference on 2 March, while UK Development Minister Priti Patel has announced a family planning funding summit, probably in July.

‘We – the world’s elite – distanced ourselves from our compatriots and lost their trust’. Dani Rodrik sympathizes with Theresa May on the folly of being a ‘global citizen’

One for your RSS feeds/email subscriptions: the new ‘Governance Soapbox’ blog by Graham Teskey and LaviniaTyrrel. “If Duncan Green can do one then so can we.” Bring it on.

‘Bad news usually happens all at once; good news happens slowly’. Nice 4 minute video summary and response to the annual Gates letter from John Green

Dear Donald Trump, put America First, but put us second … a nice satirical Valentine’s Day pitch, this time for India h/t Sony Kapoor

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