Writing Assignment #5

Read Poor Economics, Chapter 4 by Banerjee and Duflo, “Top of the Class”. Answer the following questions in a clear, concise manner.

  1. Summarize the chapter in a few sentences.
  2. Find a news article or recent blog post (within the last three months) that addresses some of the same issues presented in the book. Offer a compare and contrast analysis of an issue in the book to the article you found. Which story do you find more convincing? How are the stories different? What additional information would you like to see? What statistics or numbers do the authors of each use to make their case?
  3. Make sure to mention the news article or blog post in your post and link to the article or blog using the link function on your toolbar.
  4. Leave a comment for the author on the original post or article with a short summary of your own thoughts the matter. You can even link back to your post in the comment.
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