Hacked emails; African remittances; leaving Haiti; the carbon slump; oil isn’t a curse; what happened in Davos; the BASIC coalition and a new ‘triple crisis’ blog: links I liked
The Guardian’s brilliant week-long investigation into the hacked emails from the University of East Anglia climate change team should be compulsory reading for anyone involved in ‘research for advocacy’. Read, weep and learn.
Sanou Mbaye reflects on the importance to Africa of remittances from its far-flung diaspora
How best to help Haitians? Buy them a plane ticket. Michael Clemens bangs the drum for immigration reform and runs the numbers on Haiti’s prospects.
Matthew Lockwood explains why carbon trading is in the doldrums on his excellent new ‘political climate’ blog
Adam Martin argues that the ‘oil curse’ is a myth (and has the research to prove it)
David Steven explores the origins and positions of the BASIC coalition on climate change (Brazil, South Africa, India and China)
Another week, another blog, this time the ‘triple crisis’ blog run by Kevin Gallagher of the Global Development and Environment Institute (GDAE) at Tufts University (USA), and Jayati Ghosh from India’s Economic Research Foundation (ERF). It has a stable of radical, heterodox economists lined up to explore the crises of finance, development and the environment.