The UK elections produced some good satire (The Book of Jeremy Corbyn was one of my favourites, c/o The New Yorker, and not a bad exec sum of the election campaign) and a lot of graphs. These were two of the most interesting – this election (and perhaps future ones) was about age more than class. The class graph is actual, the age one is voting intention pre-election – anyone seen an actual? Click to enlarge.
‘Development is not a science and cannot be measured. That is not a bad thing’. Michael Kleinman got a lot of measurement geeks pretty riled with this post
Albert van Zyl at the International Budget Partnership tries to identify IBP’s strategic rules of thumb. Fascinating but since when am I a ‘polished polymath’?
This mowing man v tornado pic went viral. Echoes of Voltaire: ‘we must take care of our garden’. A metaphor for our times?
Crisis is the natural state of ‘Liberal Democracy’, so could everyone please chill? Another great piece (+ lovely writing) from Branko Milanovic
Boring name, exciting substance. The rise of ‘municipalism’ as a local → global political movement. National governments are so last 2016.
World leaders portrayed as refugees by Syrian artist Abdalla, now a refugee in Belgium. ‘I wanted to take away their power and give them back their humanity’. Beautiful and very thought-provoking (and another good reason for wanting Al Jazeera to survive)