Tag: Development

How curiosity can protect the mind from bias

How curiosity can protect the mind from bias

By Tom Stafford Ask a left-wing Brit what they believe about the safety of nuclear power, and you can guess their answer. Ask a right-wing American about the risks posed by climate change, and you can also make a better guess than if you didn’t know their political affiliation. Issues like these feel like they … Continue reading How curiosity can protect the mind from bias

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The Guardian: Aid in reverse: how poor countries develop rich countries

The Guardian: Aid in reverse: how poor countries develop rich countries

By Jason Hickel We have long been told a compelling story about the relationship between rich countries and poor countries. The story holds that the rich nations of the OECD give generously of their wealth to the poorer nations of the global south, to help them eradicate poverty and push them up the development ladder. … Continue reading The Guardian: Aid in reverse: how poor countries develop rich countries