Weekend Reading: Lant Pritchett (2014): Can Rich Countries be Reliable Partners for National Development?

By the Bonny Bonny Banks of Loch Lomond: Ken MacLeod: Scotland after Socialism: "In the name of Old Labour values...

...we've overwhelmingly elected a party that stands on almost all issues to the right of even the present Labour Party, let alone that of Donald Dewar and John Smith. The SNP is a party with a fresh, charismatic leader who appeals to all classes and who proclaims a business-friendly programme in social-democratic language. In doing this she has enabled us to at last catch up with the post-socialist world, without losing face or backing down. We had to imagine ourselves as Venezuelans, in order to become Blairites.