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Links round-up

Last week I mentioned the incidental tariffs discussion in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (apparently, they chose to discuss the Smoot-Hawley act because “Smoot” sounds funny). This prompted a few people to send me other examples of economics in pop culture, … Continue reading

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Hi all, 2020 is so weird. Normally on a day as hot as this I’d be racing through the links like a drunk running for the urinal, so keen would I be to hit the park with a bottle of … Continue reading

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Hi all, I’ve only ever cancelled the links just because I was in a foul mood once, on Friday 24 June, 2016 (if you live in the UK, you won’t need google to remember the headlines that day). Today, almost … Continue reading

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Hi all, What a week it’s been. It’s been quite odd to hear public figures complain that protests against symbols and statues associated with racism and oppression are a threat to the learning or protection of history; do they propose … Continue reading

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Hi all, I’ve been dreading writing the intro to these links all week. How on earth do I come up with something mildly amusing and facetious when all week the news on the front pages, the videos and stories on … Continue reading

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Hi all, Better late than never: I’ve finally got my machine sufficiently set up to send the links out from its new home! Before we dive into this weeks’ geek-out, a quick note. I could very easily fill the links … Continue reading

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Hi all, So, these are the last links I’ll send from DFID, before I start at the Center for Global Development next week. I made a spectacularly inarticulate speech at my virtual leaving do on Wednesday, luckily not recorded for … Continue reading

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Hi all, This week, Jerry Stiller died, 8 short of his century. If you don’t immediately have a mental image (and inimitable voice) in your head, you probably aren’t a Seinfeld fan. He played Frank Costanza, one of the all time … Continue reading

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Hi all, I normally start these links with chat about the cricket or some other frivolity, but today’s start with a bit of personal news: at the end of the month, after a brilliant near-decade here, I’m leaving DFID to … Continue reading

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Hi all, If feels odd these days to focus on any specific loss, given how many people are grieving for either someone specific or just for the sheer number of people passing in such a compressed period of time, but … Continue reading

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