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WARNING: Malicious link in previous post (or, adventures in African computing)

WARNING: Malicious link in previous post (or, adventures in African computing). Cross-post from my other blog; both of these seem to have been compromised through my WordPress account.

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Jason now blogging at Ceteris Non Paribus

Jason (that’s me) has just launched his own solo blog, Ceteris Non Paribus. I’ve got a post up explaining why I’m doing it, as well as my first real content. While I hope to continue making posts at ML occasionally, … Continue reading

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An early Christmas present: strides toward eradicating malaria?

The development impact blog summarizes encouraging recent progress toward eliminating malaria. Regular readers will be aware of the growing body of evidence indicating that early-life malaria exposure significantly stunts education and wages for people’s entire lies. Thus this potentially huge … Continue reading

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A Historical Argument Against Paid Organ Donation: Plasmapheresis and HIV

Alex Tabarrok of Marginal Revolution links to a very compelling case for paying organ donors, made by Alexander Berger in a New York Times op-ed. The counter-argument has always been that this will lead to the exploitation of people, especially … Continue reading

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Taking a stand for international gay rights

This week U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced that the U.S. would fight for gay rights throughout the world, stating “it should never be a crime to be gay” regardless of a country’s culture or religious practices. In many … Continue reading

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Bizarre sex crimes in Zimbabwe

I overheard this story on the BBC radio news tonight: a group of women in Zimbabwe have been accused of committing a series of rapes against men in order to collect their semen for alleged “ritualistic” reasons. Apparently they meant … Continue reading

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Can an academic institute fight poverty?

Our more diligent readers may have noticed that a large number of MethodLogical contributors are Stanford alums (football team currently ranked #3 in the country). This may be because Stanford students are uniquely qualified to shape development policy or simply … Continue reading

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