Links I Liked

class v ageThe 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 mostAge predictor-01 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’?

tornado and lawn mowerThis 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)

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One Response to “Links I Liked”
  1. John Magrath

    That graph of how age determines voting intentions reminds me of a very old joke about the definition of middle age being when your broad mind and narrow waist change places (thanks Readers Digest c. 1972). Though seriously that does suggest that there’s nothing particularly new about the observation; what seems new this time round was younger people actually going out and voting.

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