Thursday Links

  • Nice practical explanation of external validity by Charles Kenny in Businessweek
  • The article I was going to write about GiveDirectly was written by Jacob Goldstein (of Planet Money fame) and it’s quite good
  • Inspiring story of a man living in Dadaab, Kenya’s largest refugee camp, and his constant striving to better the life of his family
  • Meritocracy for some, miniature American flags for others! Evidently, for some white people, it’s only meritocracy when white people do the best on a given metric. If, say, Asian-Americans do better on test scores, then the real metric is “leadership.” This has happened before (see: 1920 Ivy League schools vs. Jewish kids)

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