This is picture from an article on global warming and is irrelevant.

Maintaining a self-described journal of economics and development is not easy work, particularly for someone such as myself who knows little about either subject and is engaged in a Madoff-esque Ponzi scheme of information, feeding you, the reader, the bare minimum required to appear legitimate, all the while stalling until I can glean a few more obvious and redundant points from the thinkers and load them into my plagiarism machine, which spits out stolen, yet relatively untraceable, drivel.  In my defense, I at least have the decency to take other people’s thoughts and ideas and craft them into readable, albeit trite, pieces of prose.  And that is more than the hacks that re-post content on “Twitter” can say.  For them, the format and process is usually consistent – the poster reads an article, then writes a brief summary/statement followed by a question –#CGAP says some #microfinance markets becoming saturated and competitive. What does this mean for interest rates?” – and consider themselves journalists of a type.  Actually, I should say I had the decency.   With this post – a collection of links – I am throwing that decency (incidentally, the only decency I had left) out the window.

"Rod and Me: One Man's Struggle to Convince People He Is Not Governor Blagojevich"

No longer am I a hack journalist.  Now I am a hack link aggregator.  I gave up.  I couldn’t even bring myself to repackage one of my other posts and give it an academically self-righteous name designed to confuse the layman – Competition, Saturation, Interest Rates, and Microfinance,” for example. In fact, I was considering writing an update on the woefully under-reported upcoming trial of disgraced Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich, but even that was too much effort.  It would have at least given me a chance to draw some yucks by kicking a politician when he is down, but I couldn’t bring myself to actually care about what I was reading.  So instead I’m giving you a list of articles that, regardless of caliber, are relatively fresh in my memory.  To those of you that subscribe to this journal via email – I will understand if you remove me from your mailing list.  But before you do, remember that this website survives on ad revenue.  Or the prospect of ad revenue.  Or the prospect of the prospect of ad revenue.  So please, have mercy.

Lynx of the Week

Microfinance:

Other Links:

You'd be interested to know this uniform was given to me by the Captain of the Links of St. Andrews in Scotland. They invented the game there, but they call it "gof" without the "L" as we do.

Link of the Week: Every question you ever had about anything is answered here

The Failure of the American Jewish Establishment:  The new generational divide in how we young American Jews relate to IsraelEverything
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