A summary of Elinor Ostrom’s (only woman to win the Nobel for economics) ‘rules for radicals’ from Derek Wall’s new book. Wish she’d done a systems version of no 13 though – complex is not the same as complicated, simple or chaotic
Academic spats are always fun. Here it’s profs v PhD students at the LSE & London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine on the lessons of the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone
“In the context of the summer of 2018, this is definitely not a case of crying wolf, raising a false alarm: the wolves are now in sight.” Guardian on climate feedback loops & tipping points and whether it’s impossible to hold the line at 2 degrees’ warming. Yikes.
So you want to make an impact? Some practical suggestions for early-career researchers
A very British headline
Language is a neglected development issue. New research identifies three main problems: NGO workers don’t speak local languages; anglo-saxon devspeak is untranslatable; minorities are excluded
An enchanting video about puppet making and music, from Ainslie Henderson via Kate Raworth