William Easterly reviews The Idealist: Jeffrey Sachs and the Quest to End Poverty, by Nina Munk. Jeffrey Sachs' formula for ending poverty was appealingly simple, but as Munk chronicles, it didn't play out nearly the way he expected. Easterly believes that the book provides much insight into the future of the aid and development debate.
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Massive Illinois Police Reform Bill Ends Cash Bail, Limits Deadly Force, Mandates Body Cameras, and Makes It Easier To Dump Crooked Cops
Unfortunately, qualified immunity remains intact.
The First Amendment doesn't come with an exception for "disinformation."