Category Archives: Burkina Faso

For everyone who served on a committee that had to write a report

Bottom line? I express as gender female at the university. Gender Differences in Accepting and Receiving Requests for Tasks with Low Promotability Linda Babcock, Maria P. Recalde, Lise Vesterlund and Laurie Weingart Gender differences in task allocations may sustain vertical … Continue reading

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Economic justice and basic income

Last week at our student economics discussion group we had a nice exchange about  universal basic income.  I suggested that wouldn’t everyone (right, left, libertarian and socialist) agree that in a wealthy society few would object to a program of … Continue reading

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Leading a non-profit that supports village libraries is a lot of work!

I like to share parts of my life with you, readers, but mostly I write to share stuff with my future self.  As you may know, I started back in 2001 and continue to direct a small non-profit Friends of … Continue reading

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Growing incidents and threats of jihadist violence in northern Burkina Faso

FAVL-supported  libraries in several provinces in northern Burkina Faso have had to close as the security situation has deteriorated. À cet effet, dans les provinces martyres de Soum et de l’Oudalan, la mesure semble quelque peu radicale : « La … Continue reading

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If you want to know what racially motivated terrorism looks like in the United States

The episode occurred in the summer of 2015, when Ms. Norton, Mr. Torres and other members of a group called Respect the Flag drove around Paulding and another county, flying the Confederate flag, pointing guns at black residents and threatening … Continue reading

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First Amendment Experts React to White House Press Briefing Ban, from Just Security

The actions on Friday restricting certain news organizations from a briefing by the White House Press Secretary raise significant concerns. The D.C. Circuit almost forty years ago held in no uncertain terms that access to White House press facilities cannot … Continue reading

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Where Economics is going: Increasingly integrated into decision-making in a routine way, as in decisions about whether to go to jail while awaiting trial

We examine how machine learning can be used to improve and understand human decision-making. In particular, we focus on a decision that has important policy consequences. Millions of times each year, judges must decide where defendants will await trial—at home … Continue reading

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