Links I Liked

The Times proves that Britain is rapidly moving beyond parody ht Hannah Jane Parkinson

‘The core policy paradigm continues to shape the framework of policy-makers’ assessments. Evidence matters, but ideas shape policy in more fundamental ways than we might realise.’ Good study of Ireland’s response to the Financial Transactions Tax

To build stronger research institutions in Sub-Saharan Africa, we need your help

When you hire external consultants to speed up your processes

This cliché ridden New York Times ad for its Nairobi bureau chief got well and truly trashed on twitter. Larry Madowo: ‘As a lifelong African, I’m overjoyed that a benevolent New York Times correspondent will soon patrol our pirate seas & deserts, occasionally telling our unexpected stories of hope. I live for the white gaze.’ But even better, @aleyakassam @Laura_Ekumbo and @tweetmoraa decided to read it out on video

The visa centre: immigrants, white saviours and uneven rejection. Powerful LSE Africa Centre series on UK’s self-harming, racist visa system

What are supermarkets doing to tackle human suffering in their supply chains? (The real shock? Tescos came top in Oxfam’s new league table)

Thanks Abt for this monster 3 hour video of our recent Thinking and Working Politically discussion in Washington. I start ranting at 1 hour 30m

Squirm TV. Ivanka Trump appears to be trying to get involved in a talk among Macron, May, Trudeau and Lagarde (IMF head – penny for her thoughts?) at the G20. The video is released by French Presidential palace. Ht Parham Ghobadi. (here’s the Daily Show’s take).

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