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Category Archives: Development

Job Market In A More Just World

Nice role reversal … Run time: a minute and a half. Thanks Forever Under Construction. From the new short film The Job written and directed by Jonathan Browning and produced … Continue reading

27 March, 2008 · 1 Comment

In Somalia, It’s The Blood Money, Stupid! by Amina Mire

Another valuable and urgent piece on Somalia with thanks to Amina Mire for sending it. She writes about the underexamined role of China’s scramble for Africa’s natural resources, in addition … Continue reading

8 July, 2007 · 18 Comments

Development III: Foreign Aid in pictures

Grainy captions clarified Cartoonists, where applicable, are: Wiley, unknown, Hinze and R. Cobb Foreign Aid: When you take money from the poor people in a rich country and give it … Continue reading

8 July, 2007 · Leave a comment

Development II: Does geographic space equal developmental time?

Part II of PG’s short five minute development vignettes “The country that is more developed industrially only shows, to the less developed, the image of its own future.” — Karl … Continue reading

8 July, 2007 · Leave a comment

Timely Reminders

"Those who crusade, not for God in themselves, but against the devil in others, never succeed in making the world better, but leave it either as it was, or sometimes perceptibly worse than what it was, before the crusade began. By thinking primarily of evil we tend, however excellent our intentions, to create occasions for evil to manifest itself."
-- Aldous Huxley

"The only war that matters is the war against the imagination. All others are subsumed by it."
-- Diane DiPrima, "Rant", from Pieces of a Song.

"It is difficult
to get the news from poems
yet men die miserably every day
for lack
of what is found there"
-- William Carlos Williams, "Asphodel, That Greeny Flower"