Update on How Change Happens. It’s now available as an audio book. I’m launching it in New Zealand and Australia over the next two weeks – see here for dates in Auckland, Wellington, Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne. Heading for Los Angeles and San Francisco first week of May – let me know if you are interested in organizing book launches there. Then I’m done….. (Advance warning: jetlag and wall to wall powerpoint may interfere with the flow of blogposts).
Back to business:
Pessimism of the intellect, optimism of the twitter feed?
I’ve just subscribed to the Echo Chamber Club – that curated list of intelligent analysis from different political perspectives that I’ve been looking for h/t Irene Guijt
$15k to anyone with a decent plan for an ‘A Team’ (A is for Activist). A hoax or a really interesting attempt to seed fund the US activist ecosystem? Anyone know anything about it? h/t Ross Clarke
8 myths about migration. (includes aid doesn’t → less migration) h/t John Magrath
Utterly rivetting (podcast or transcript, but be warned, very long). Tyler Cowen in conversation with Malcolm Gladwell h/t Ranil Dissayanake
‘St Patrick was an immigrant’. Kudos to Irish PM Enda Kenny for extolling migration & compassion on his St Patrick’s Day visit to the US President. Enjoy the discomfiture.