Blog entries from: Chris Blattman

International development, economics, politics, and policy

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November 17 2014

From Chris Blattman Mon Nov 17 2014, 09:24:49

Via @tslumley  

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From Chris Blattman Mon Nov 17 2014, 09:20:20

The Zephyr 7 high altitude pseudo satellite. Airbus is developing a high-altitude, solar-powered drone that can stay aloft indefinitely. It could deliver wireless service where towers are too hard or expensive to maintain. Look for it to be billed as ... Continue reading →

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November 11 2014

From Chris Blattman Tue Nov 11 2014, 23:32:34

Frankly, it's shocking that I haven't done this myself: Story from Slate. Hat tip to @MadihaAfzal. Thank goodness no one but my co-authors can read my LaTeX comment boxes.  

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From Chris Blattman Tue Nov 11 2014, 10:37:52

The five pillars represent the unity of the five branches of the United States military serving steadfast together. They are staggered in size with their appropriate military seal placements on each pillar based upon the Department of Defense prescribed precedence. ... Continue reading →

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From Chris Blattman Tue Nov 11 2014, 09:34:13

The U.S. should have 53 states because it's a prime number and can't be divided. Then we would truly be one nation, indivisible. Source. D.C., Puerto Rico, and one other new state that would add two Democratic senators. As a ... Continue reading →

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November 10 2014

From Chris Blattman Mon Nov 10 2014, 09:35:47

Protest economics: More intense protests in Tahrir Square are associated with lower stock market valuations for firms connected to the group currently in power US judge performance falls when they are up for election What schools are best managed? "UK, ... Continue reading →

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From Chris Blattman Mon Nov 10 2014, 09:32:26

With the antenna up my sleeve and the magazines chafing my ribs, I joined my party in the neutral patch of grass in the middle of the yard. There we met the group of men who were helping their court ... Continue reading →

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November 5 2014

From Chris Blattman Wed Nov 5 2014, 10:38:07

Norway's oil fund owns 1.3% of every public company in the world Aravindan Thirunavukarasu urinated on a wall and then made a font out it IKEA gives us an adjustable standing desk Art of the selfie I expect this to be ... Continue reading →

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November 4 2014

From Chris Blattman Tue Nov 4 2014, 13:46:29

A reddit thread. Some of the best answers: George Lucas wanted X salary to direct Star Wars. The studio thought it was too much. Of course they thought the movie might make money, but they didn't really think it would ... Continue reading →

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From Chris Blattman Tue Nov 4 2014, 13:41:30

The Onion: "After submitting a ballot, an "I Voted" brand is applied to the flesh of the voter's chest" To rationalize tonight's outcome, there is Timothy Egan: "this year's Senate elections are unrepresentative of the nation to an extent that ... Continue reading →

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