Tag Archives: William Easterly
April 26, 2010
… would be about to disappear. A series of well publicized books by the likes of Dambisa Moyo and William Easterly have even argued that far from helping the situation, limitless aid fosters corruption and dependence, hinders economic development and actually perpetuates poverty.
Not surprisingly, these arguments have met with significant criticism, from both aid organizations and prominent thinkers such as Jeffrey Sachs and Paul Collier. For armchair observers of this debate, deciding …
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September 22, 2011
… of his dead girlfriend?
Should we go down this route at all? Sci-Fi writers from Isaac Asimov to William Gibson have all struggled with the same question. It’s terrible, freaky and fascinating: exactly the kind of idea that refuses to die. Thoughts anyone? (Remember to think your comments through first: they may just outlive you).
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June 30, 2011
… a Finnish translation of the following English text, done using Google’s translator:
“William Shakespeare (baptized 26 April 1564 – 23 April 1616) was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world’s preeminent dramatist.”
“William Shakespeare (kastettu 26 huhtikuu 1564 – 23 huhtikuu 1616) oli Englanti runoilija ja näytelmäkirjailija, laajalti pidetään suurin kirjailija, että Englanti kielen ja …
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January 14, 2011
Along with tea, politeness and Prince William, one of the things the U.K is famous for is CCTV. These days the streets and shopping malls of London are heaving with surveillance cameras.
Nobody knows how many there are, but it’s generally agreed Britain is one of the most watched countries in the world. You have to wonder what this nation of polite tea-drinkers would do if they turned all the cameras off: loot Oxford Street? …
December 8, 2009
For most people it is hard to think of a downside to the internet revolution. The “information superhighway” has made business more efficient, staying in touch with friends easier, and the opportunities for our spare time more varied.
But, as with any revolution, there have been losers. Amongst those on the wrong side of change were the local second hand stores …