Zero rupee notes; MLK and powerpoint; Millennium professors; new sites on globalization and politics of climate change and what Obama could learn from Bartlett: links I liked
Battling corruption with a zero rupee note [h/t Jo Rowlands]
Owen Barder: What is it like being a Millennium Village?
Shopkeeper: Very good. We have lots of things.
O: Does everything work well?
Shopkeeper: No, not all of it. But we are much better off now.
O: Who decides what to change? Do you have a village council, or is there an Elder who decides?
Shopkeeper: It is all decided by a Professor in New York.
O: Really? Do you know his name?
Shopkeeper: No. But he is a very famous man
Two promising new sites
IPPR’s Matthew Lockwood and Andrew Pendleton try to fill the political vacuum in climate change debates with a new ‘political climate’ blog
And a new Journal on Globalization and Development, headlined by Joe Stiglitz and free oline
And finally, why doesn’t Obama watch more West Wing? [h/t Alex Evans]