Weekend Roundup: Where in Hell Did ISIS Come From?
Huffington Post (blog)
... Alain Minc, Dambisa Moyo, Laura Tyson, Elon Musk, Pierre Omidyar, Raghuram Rajan, Nouriel Roubini, Nicolas Sarkozy, Eric Schmidt, Gerhard Schroeder, Peter Schwartz, Amartya Sen, Jeff Skoll, Michael Spence, Joe Stiglitz, Larry Summers, Wu Jianmin, ...
Five chart history of post-colonial Asia
FT.com (registration) (blog)
As economist Amartya Sen argues, India's recent two decades of rapid economic growth has come alongside much patchier performance on important indicators of human progress, compared with less economically successful neighbouring countries at least.
Global poverty needs a post-industrial definition
Such an exercise would represent a modest attempt to quantify what economist Amartya Sen calls “capability deprivation”, which has led to welfare indicators like the U.N. Human Development Index. Even then, it would be almost impossible to create an ...
The wrong end of the right debate
August 22), Ashutosh Varshney of Brown University asserts: “It is Amartya Sen, the nemesis of neo-liberals, who would emphasise toilets as much as growth.” This is perhaps true in the exalted world of Western academia and among many academic followers ...