link friday: cash grants for the poor, nonpartisan primaries are awesome, trouble in Wikipedialand

Research Finds Outright Grants of Cash Are Surprisingly Effective Form of Aid to the Poor – more evidence! (previously)

California Sees Gridlock Ease in Governing – good for California, and I really wish more places would adopt nonpartisan primaries. (with the top two candidates going on to the general election)

The Decline of Wikipedia – long article about how fewer people are editing Wikipedia, and the people that do aren’t very diverse.

T-Mobile Hands Consumers a Pleasant Shocker – amazing international rates for data! T-Mobile is awesome, although their network seems a bit worse than AT&T’s…

Eating popcorn in the cinema makes people immune to advertising – so, advertisers: no more ads at the movies!

The 9 State Propositions Texans Will Vote On Next Week – nothing terribly interesting, except for Proposition 6 (the water one). Anyway, early voting has started, so find an early voting place here!

Tea Party Group Leader: File ‘Class Action Lawsuit’ Against Homosexuality – too crazy not to share.

2 thoughts on “link friday: cash grants for the poor, nonpartisan primaries are awesome, trouble in Wikipedialand”

  1. The article about cash grants was interesting though I feel the writer made some extra extrapolations and some might be unsound. I think two critical pieces of information are: [To get the cash, applicants had to form a group with others in their village and submit a proposal showing how they planned to use the money] [Of thousands of applicants, 535 groups, were deemed eligible for grants] It seems like this study was more than just randomly giving money to anyone who applied.


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