RestClient valid paramater for get/post

uri Either a URI, URL, or object whose toString() method produces a valid URI string. If this parameter is not supplied, the HTTPBuilder’s default URI is used. path Request path that is merged with the URI queryString an escaped query string query Map of URL query parameters headers Map of HTTP headers contentType Request content […]

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The focus on first US Ebola case shows how cheaply we value African lives | Owen Jones | Comment is free | The Guardian

But instead the western response too often has been “what about us?”. The Bloomberg Businessweek carries an alarmist Ebola Is Coming front cover. This is a nonsense. Ebola is a disease of poverty. It is very difficult to spread, and depends on direct contact with the bodily fluids of the infected, rather than being an […]

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rePost::How to avoid middle-income traps? Evidence from Malaysia | vox

The debate in the Philippines is still stuck in the old way of thinking. Need to read up guys   A large gap in productivity exists between manufacturing and services in Malaysia, and this gap has only accelerated in recent years. However, this gap is not the inevitable consequence of a country’s economic evolution. There […]

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rePost::Mr. Kim vs. the World Bank::Why Nations Fail – Why Nations Fail by Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson

The nomination of Jim Yong Kim by President Barack Obama to be the next President of the World Bank is generating plenty of controversy. Lant Pritchett categorically stated that his nomination was a “terrible idea”. William Easterly has already accused him of being anti-growth (see also here). Perhaps all of Mr. Kim’s critics prefer the status quo […]

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rePost:: There is now substantial evidence that the health and schooling of children can be raised by empowering women, and this is precisely what Tunisia did when it raised the minimum age for marriage, revoked the colonial ban on imports of contraceptives, instituted the first family planning programme in Africa, legalized abortion, made polygamy illegal, and gave women the right to divorce as well as the right to stand and vote for election. :: Dani Rodrik’s weblog: The unsung development miracles of our time

I score this one against the moralist forces in our country. They are basically against what other countries find successful. What was their secret? Determined policies to expand educational opportunities and access to health along with a willingness to depart from the conventional wisdom of the day and experiment with their own remedies. Even though […]

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