27 March, 2010

Where US foreign aid goes

Data for 2004-2008, reported by Chris Blattman.
This is Official Development Assistance (ODA) only, based on OECD numbers.  If military and other aid was included Israel would be on the graph, just behind Iraq.


A high SAT score pays...

...if you are a college-age woman selling your eggs.  The Boston Globe reports on an analysis of ads in student newspapers that finds an increase of 100 points in a woman's score resulted in an average increase of $2,350 in offers to buy her eggs.

No word on what it does for sperm donors.

09 March, 2010

Bonuses in context

I'm as much in favor of rewarding excellence as the next guy, but numbers like these leave me a little ill.