Irene Hadiprayitno (Leiden): Poverty. Nobuo Yoshida, Hiroki Uematsu, Carlos E. Sobrado (World Bank): Is Extreme Poverty Going to End? An Analytical Framework to Evaluate Progress in Ending Extreme Poverty. From Law, Ethics and Philosophy, Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen (Aarhus): Global Injustice and Redistributive Wars; and Thomas Pogge (Yale): Poverty and Violence. Karen Simbulan (Erfurt): The Ethics of Global Poverty: Who is responsible? A Critique of Thomas Pogge’s Politics as Usual. Benjamin E. Goldsmith (Sydney), Yusaku Horiuchi (Dartmouth), and Terence Wood (ANU): Doing Well by Doing Good: The Impact of Foreign Aid on Foreign Public Opinion. Andrea Civelli and Andrew W. W. Horowitz (Arkansas) and Arilton Teixeira (FUCAPE): Is Foreign Aid Motivated by Altruism or Self-Interest? A Theoretical Model and Empirical Test. Is aid a roadblock to development? Chris Blattman reviews The Great Escape: Health, Wealth, and the Origins of Inequality by Angus Deaton (and more). Three myths on the world's poor: Bill and Melinda Gates call foreign aid a phenomenal investment that's transforming the world. “Capitalism did not eradicate smallpox”: Ezra Klein interviews Bill Gates on the "three myths" that block progress for the poor. The aid debate is over: William Easterly reviews The Idealist: Jeffrey Sachs and the Quest to End Poverty by Nina Munk (and more). From Project Syndicate, Angus Deaton on weak states, poor countries; and Kaushik Basu on reason and the end of poverty. What is poverty? The existence of absolute poverty today points to the indifference of many in the rich world. Jessica Benko on the hyper-efficient, highly scientific scheme to help the world’s poor.

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