this & that
- Five elderly Kenyans have filed suit against the British government for alleged abuses suffered during the Mau Mau uprising.
- Bill Easterly weighs in on the "starving Africans as tourist attractions" debate. As he points out in other words, this is mainly a Golden Rule sort of question. Would you want to be treated like an exhibit in a human zoo? Despite objections from the director of the tourism project to the contrary, it's hard to see it otherwise.
- Rick Perry doesn't care about children, the poor, or poor children. That's the only possible conclusion one can reach from his veto of funding for programs that are proven to help some of the most neglected groups of Texans.
- Chris Blattman on the thinkavists. We're a lonely breed, I fear.
- Via Mo'dernity, Mo'problems, Rwanda now offers a master's degree in genocide studies. What one does with that sort of professional training is somewhat unclear. Professional peace building?
- Mo'dernity, Mo'problems covers the newest "twinning" method of helping the poor: Toilet Aid.
- Former Zambian President Frederick Chiluba finally faces justice. One of my friends had the envious task of tracking down all the money he (allegedly) stole from the Zambian people a few years back. If that evidence is in play, we should expect a conviction on July 20, no question.