I waited to write this post until I was able to re-watch this talk from Chris Blattman. Then I had it sit a bit longer in my drafts with not much more than an introduction to a post that I was going to write based on re-watching the video. It is now a full month after the talk and the draft remains. So I am posting the video of the talk because it is a must watch.
Later this week, I will have a post on skepticism and international development. The most interesting part of Blattman's talk was the question section which had some very heated questions that were pertinent to the talk and a few which came out of left field. To me, these show the resistance to skepticism in development.
Enjoy the talk after the jump (done because it auto-starts).