Links I Liked

Update on How Change Happens. It’s now available as an audio book. I’m launching it in New Zealand and Australiagallows humour on twitter 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

Tobacco taxes save lives, raise cash for health, education etc & are progressive. So great that they are on the rise. But government inaction still explains why so many people still smoke

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.

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