Singha (of Thai beer fame) – getting better every day.
David Harvey and Schumpeter both point out Marx’s enormous admiration of the dynamism and power of capitalism, even as he sought to destroy it. This… Read More »Karl Marx on the power of capitalism and globalisation
From a nice piece on the Our World in Data blog, with some helpful data points, here. See also: Max Roser: defining global development Our… Read More »Three truths about global development and progress from Max Roser
I’ve never read anything by Lant Pritchett that wasn’t interesting, and this brief blog article is no exception. It’s a good reminder that “broad based… Read More »Lant Pritchett on Poverty, Economic Growth and Charity
… I receive many letters from parents respecting the education of their children. In the mass of these letters I am always struck by the… Read More »John Ruskin on education, advancement and vanity
In order to understand recursion, you must first understand recursion. Nerdy Proverb I’d been planning to do a little writeup on recursion and iteration to… Read More »The difference between recursion and iteration, stack overflow
Wang Gungwu on Overseas Chinese identity and assimilation in Southeast Asia, Singaporean exceptionalism, European and Asian maritime history
This lecture – from the exceptional Wang Gungwu – is tremendous on all of the above and more besides. Wang is the embodiment of a… Read More »Wang Gungwu on Overseas Chinese identity and assimilation in Southeast Asia, Singaporean exceptionalism, European and Asian maritime history