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2. “…despite the socially progressive and egalitarian outlook traditionally associated with liberalism, the most liberal Democrats actually expressed the greatest dehumanization of Republicans.” And how about this clincher: “…and demonstrates the need to develop more constructive outlets for social identity maintenance.”
2. Glad to see so many economists waking up to the potential tyranny of administrative law (in Spanish). If there should be a jury trial for anything, it is sedition.
4. Way back when, the major Keynesians endorsed Nixon’s wage and price controls. Sigh…
5. Free Britney Spears! Really (NYT). “Ms. Spears, 39, expressed serious opposition to the conservatorship earlier and more often than had previously been known, and said that it restricted everything from whom she dated to the color of her kitchen cabinets.” Now imagine being in this same position without her fame and her (only partially controlled) resources. I find it remarkable how little our world cares about this issue.
1. Updated data on unicorns, including Chinese numbers.
2. Those new Indian service sector jobs: A CCTV Company Is Paying Remote Workers in India to Yell at Armed Robbers. And Stalin’s Economic Council.
1. Cacti poaching.
4. Profile of economist Natasha Sarin (NYT).
5. “Soccer’s international governing body Friday punished Mexico for the use of homophobic slurs by its fans on multiple occasions this year, ordering the program to stage two official home matches without spectators.“
4. New free on-line book: Capitalism after Covid: Interviews with 21 Economists, edited by Luis Garicano.
6. Fusion plant backed by Jeff Bezos to be built in the UK, the bad news being “It won’t generate power…”
2. Ari Lamm podcast with Leah Boustan on the Bible and big data; Ari Lamm podcast with Hollis Robbins “Only the Weirdos can Save Us!”
5. Will they insert advertisements into your dreams? (highly speculative, absurd you might say)
2. Very high implicit marginal tax rates for poor people (link fixed).
6. Andreu Mas-Colell is in trouble for secessionary activities. And more from Pol Antras. Hans Peter Grüner says: “It is hard to imagine that someone capable of writing such a wonderful textbook could have done anything that makes him deserve that kind of treatment.”
5. New Yorker and unionization (NYT).
1. Not sure I have been abused for any prediction more than this one, and yet it seems true: “Democratic primary voters have been turning away this year from the anti-elite furies that continue to roil Republican politics, repeatedly choosing more moderate candidates promising steady leadership over disrupters from the party’s left wing.” Here is yet further evidence of ongoing moderation.
4. Can Bollywood survive Modi? (Atlantic)
1. Is this possible?: “Criminals may have stolen as much as half of the unemployment benefits the U.S. has been pumping out over the past year, some experts say.”
3. Is Nero underrated? (New Yorker)
4. Sixty times the speed of sound? (USS Princeton radar team and pilot source, also a good presentation of the multiple data sources which are neglected by West and PewdiePie.) And here is the common briefing message given to the ex-presidents.
7. Kristof on the new Claudia Goldin book (NYT).