Friday, January 31, 2014

Weekend Links

"Western civilization is losing".  Victor Davis Hanson, need I say more?

The lust for power in Western history.

Jeffrey Sachs's Millennium Villages project fails.  Great Econtalk interview with the author of a new book who followed Sachs around for 6 years and concluded he failed. Also, for an equally superb Econtalk interview with William Easterly, a developmental economist who has been critical of Sachs and his ideas for years, click here.  Listen to both podcasts if you're interested -- you will not spend a better two hours this weekend.

Should we worry about this collection of charts?: