Dodai Stewart at Jezebel has a great piece on cultural appropriation in pop culture. Stewarts arguments against cultural appropriation apply to aid and development critique. In the above titled piece, Stewart digs into Miley Cyrus’s latest music video and her uncharacteristic adoption of black urban culture. I couldn’t help but draw parallels in her arguments […]

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This absolutely hilarious: As a somewhat humorous side note, during the proceedings on Monday, Apple’s lawyers used a MacBook, and presumably Keynote, to present its side of the argument. While the defense could easily switch between slides and perform advanced side-by-side and zoom functions, the DOJ could only show one slide at a time, with […]

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Here’s an interesting mobile banking comparison done by Amin Mohseni-Cheraghlou at the World Bank between two countries that couldn’t be any more opposite in their use of mobile banking or their economic development. Russia: A survey conducted by MasterIndex shows that about 50 percent of Russians are skeptical towards debit and credit cards, even if […]

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Fellow drummer (and colleague) in the anti-poverty porn messaging brigade, Lina Srivastava has a piece on the aforementioned topic for GOOD Magazine. In a word, it’s… good! Go read it and tell me it doesn’t challenge your pre-concieved notion of development messaging. So in today’s social impact landscape, what is poverty porn? It could be: […]

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