Questioning the myth that workshops for nurses/ civil servants/ parliamentarians mobilise attention to neglected health issues:
@WalterScheidel's *brilliant* book shows that sustained falls in income inequality have only ever come about through disasters (the plague, state decay, war).
does not bode well for 'leave no one behind'
the most effective way for rich countries to reduce poverty is give aid
conversations about 'how to help them' often presuppose giving cash
So Lant compares the best aid program & immigration
but research increasingly shows importance of collective organising.
see this excellent paper by @jonathanfox707 in @WorldDevJournal sciencedirect.com/science/articl…
in response, authoritarians have allowed elections, but rigged them,
yet observers dont always see rigging, & authoritarians get away with it.
-the brilliant @Fromagehomme & @brianklaas