|link friday: cash grants for the poor, nonpartisan primaries are awesome, trouble in Wikipedialand
||[Oct. 25th, 2013|01:36 pm]
- 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.
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.