Blog entries from: Texas in Africa

"Africa is, indeed, coming into fashion." - Horace Walpole (1774)

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April 7 2014

From Texas in Africa Mon Apr 7 2014, 10:19:00

Upcoming Talks

April 8: "Implementing Dodd-Frank 1502/1504," University of Connecticut, Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, Storrs, CT

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April 6 2014

From Texas in Africa Sun Apr 6 2014, 18:53:00

The finals aren't until tomorrow night, but everyone in the SWEDOW 2014 bracket group picked wrong (darn you, Florida!), so our winner this year is Jacob Price! Congrats, Jacob! Send me your address ASAP because I don't want this SWEDOW in my house much longer.

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March 19 2014

From Texas in Africa Wed Mar 19 2014, 20:49:00

It's that time again, and though I'm late getting this set up, I hope you'll be able to join our #SWEDOW 2014 bracket group before XXX on Thursday, March 20.

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November 13 2013

From Texas in Africa Wed Nov 13 2013, 14:56:00

And the winner of Nina Munk's The Idealist is...

Comment #15, Kim Yi Dionne!

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November 4 2013

From Texas in Africa Mon Nov 4 2013, 10:42:00

It's hard to come up with anything to say about Nina Munk's magnificent new book that hasn't already been said. The Idealist: Jeffrey Sachs and the Quest to End Poverty takes as its task trying to understand Sachs and his Millennium Villages Project (MVP). Munk, who had a high level of access to Sachs and his staff for about six years, details the MVP as the realities of development, culture, and community preferences slam up against Sachs' expertise and view that the solutions to global poverty are primarily technical.

Others have written about how Munk beautifully portrays Sachs' hubris in the face of overwhelming evidence that some of his ideas are not working, pushback from experts and local leaders, and signals of distress from MVP field staff. This will no doubt be very satisfactory ...

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