Occasional Links 38

International Development:

1) Aid effectiveness is getting better even though it’s hard to prove.

2) How fair is Fairtrade?

3) The beyond organic movement.

4) The zero waste movement envisions a world without waste.

5) The benefits and costs of financial globalization. Also: The Boston Globe on Joseph Stiglitz and capital controls.

Politics & Economics:

6) The impact of academic bias when professors lean to the left.

7) Progressives have a right to be angry.

Progressive Christianity:

8) A review of U2 and Philosophy: How to Decipher an Atomic Band.

9) Where have all the prophets gone?

Others:

10) The pedagogical significance of American Idol.