1. Rachael Meager has new and very high quality evidence on microcredit; it’s good but not great and sometimes possibly zero effect in the aggregate. She is a job market candidate at MIT.
4. “Proponents of the gondola argue that it is far cheaper and quicker to build than a Metro station.” When it comes to transportation, there is definitely a great stagnation. ““Just think of it as a Georgetown Metro station,” Sternlieb said.” Building the system, by the way, would take considerably longer than fighting and winning WWII.
6. I’ve been waiting for someone to call a piece “White Riot,” now it has been done. The piece has too much posturing, and pandering/moralizing, but on the factual side it has a variety of worthwhile and interesting points.