“… when the whole system is producing weak results for nearly every child, then “inclusion” is a false premise. In this situation, it is necessary… Read More »Lant Pritchett on reducing learning poverty: targeted interventions vs systemic change
Ezra Klein: I think we’re very used to thinking about two levels of context that really matter here – what’s happening in your family, like… Read More »Raj Chetty and Ezra Klein on culture, communities and representation
I really enjoyed listening to these two interviews with Raj Chetty. By all accounts (I’m not qualified to judge!) he is a good economist. He… Read More »Podcast Recommendation: two interviews with Raj Chetty
Economics is a critical lens for understanding how change happens, key issues in the politics of justice and equality, and for building effective organisations. If… Read More »Resource: Introduction to Economics at Marginal Revolution University
This is a great introduction (or reminder) about emergent order in the complex adaptive system that is the economy.
If you haven’t thought much about economics, this series from the BBC is a first-rate introduction to a lot of key ideas about how markets… Read More »Resource: Tim Harford on 50 Things that Made the Modern Economy
This is a really interesting episode of Econtalk, and worth a listen. Highlight 1: Accurate description of poor communities A couple of things here really… Read More »Econtalk: Mauricio Miller on Poverty, Social Work, and the Alternative