Shorter musings (my Twitter feed)

It was great meeting four inspiring women from “Kurak” - a Women Forum in Kyrgyzstan - and learn about their great initiatives (with Mariam Sherman and Bolormaa Amgaabazar).

Pro-immigration but not YIMBY --> I want more people in my country, just not near where I live

YIMBY but not pro-immigration --> I'm confused and I need to lie down

YIMBY + pro-immigration --> 🌈🌈🌈

It was good to hear directly from our @WorldBank Group economists at today’s MTI Forum, especially those from our country offices.

Their on-the-ground insights & hard work are essential as we seek broad-based growth & sustainable prosperity for our partner nations.

A very useful interview with Esther Duflo about wage effects of low-skilled migration.

I also want to use to use this to highlight how silly it is to argue that the Nobelists this year don't believe anything unless they are RCT's.

They believe in careful empirical work.

Twitter feed video.A very useful interview with Esther Duflo about wage effects of low-skilled migration.

I also want to use to use this to highlight how silly it is to argue that the Nobelists this year don't believe anything unless they are RCT's. 

They believe in careful empirical work.
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"There is no reason to fear low-skilled migration."

Nobel prize-winning economist Esther Duflo says "the effect of low-skilled migration on low-skilled wages is zero".

Photographs of Kyrgyz nomads, in NE Afghanistan, included in the current issue of @SelvedgeMag.

Photo by Matthieu Paley who has been beautifully documenting the tough lives of this group for years.

One of the most successful reforms in #Uzbekistan is an image of #Tashkent Police. Turning to people, they also decided to protect animals. A first Police Cat House was opened today. Soon every major station will have Cat House. Food, sterilization, care, and hope to involve kids

To advocati diaboli of the future: if it’s down to a razor-edge decision, check if the candidate ever traveled to the Istanbul @igairport. Recommend immediate and urgent cannonization if they landed at a gate near the transfer check-point: 💯 they were working a miracle 😇.

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