A Modest Job Application

Behold. The awesomeness of this post starts with the salutation itself. My favorite part: “Social entrepreneurs” are not a field, as the sentence’s syntax suggests, and that final clause could be made nimbler by using the adjective “social” only once, as here: “social entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, and change makers.” In addition, it’s not clear that “change …

“Pejman Yousefzadeh” Will Remain My Name Until the Day I Die . . .

And nothing will change that. But I do confess that this blog post distresses me somewhat. Hmmm; per the comments, perhaps I have to find a way to work an umlaut into my name . . . right before becoming a heavy metal rock star, of course. After all, heavy metal rockers don't have any trouble raking …

On the Efficacy of Cash Transfers to the Poor

Smart comments from Chris Blattman:First, the message can be misunderstood. It is not, “Cash transfers to the poor are a panacea.” More like, “They probably suck less than most of the other things we are doing.” This is not a high bar.Second, cash transfers work in some cases not others. If a poor person is enterprising, and …