Guest post by Jeff Mosenkis of Innovations for Poverty Action.
- There are too many twists and turns to quote in the amazing story behind the refugee who brought us Transformers.
- The Canadian CEO who’s saved 200 Syrian refugees and counting.
- The Development Impact Blog has an impressive series of posts by candidates about their job market papers.
- The obituary of Larry Colburn, who helped stop the My Lai massacre.
- GiveWell staffers’ personal charity choices for this year (just once I’d like to see “Everything to Harvard Alumni Fund!”)
- Go to school – mob edition. A paper finds positive returns to education for 1940’s Italian-American gangsters:
We find that mobsters have significant returns to education of 7.5–8.5%… Mobster returns were consistently about twice as large as a sample of Italian immigrants or immigrants from all origin countries. Within that, those charged with complex crimes including embezzlement and bookmaking have the highest returns.
Ungated here (h/t David Evans & Shwetlena Sabarwal)
And to those job candidates who don’t get your first choice, it’s good to have a backup:
— George Wu (@geowu) December 4, 2016