29 June 2009

Assorted Links

1. Interesting new Juba food blog

2. Depressing news in Juba press freedom?

3. An oldie but a goodie - the Global Rich List delivers a little perspective. If happiness economics is correct, and we're driven by rivalry, then does globalisation make someone who is below median income in the UK happier as their perspective adjusts?

4. And finally the UK plans to restrict migrants' access to subsidised housing. I think that this would be acceptable if it was a trade-off with greater migration. The welfare gains to migration are so huge that most potential migrants don't need any subsidising upon arrival. It is some kind of stupid liberal guilt which requires that we have to treat people equally within our borders but we don't care if they are suffering elsewhere.

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