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Thursday assorted links

1. A new anti-schizophrenia drug of real potential.

2. Is the productivity slowdown due to the implementation/idea processing side?

3. How much will the climate bill lower global temperatures?

4. Place-based policies in the CHIPS and Science Act (don’t they usually fail?  Why are investing so much in them?).

5. Markers of Long Covid?  And an explainer.

6. More on the book minimum tax.

Tuesday assorted links

1. The economics of lithium constraints (FT).  Augmenting supply is tough, and projects can take from six to nineteen years to pay off.

2. Dropbox for babies? (NYT)

3. Gideon Lewis-Kraus New Yorker profile of Will MacAskill, with a cameo appearance by the MR comments section.

4. American historian David McCullough has passed away (NYT).

5. Dylan Matthews on the rise of the EA movement.

6. What was the relative welfare gain from tobacco? (speculative)

Sunday assorted links

1. My podcast with Scott Galloway.

2. Redux for a survey request on which are your most underappreciated works.

3. Can dolphin immigration succeed?

4. AGM reviews Balaji’s new book.

5. The new Roland Fryer VC firm.

6. Wrongheaded but interesting thread on AI regulation and policy risk.

7. Pilot testimony.  Cites the data too.  Virginia Beach area!

8. Ezra Klein thoughts on television and tech (NYT).

Saturday assorted links

1. Podcast with Manhattan Institute.

2. “In contrast to many other growth models we find that the taxation of human capital has a substantial negative effect on its accumulation. This in turn reduces innovation and, consequently, the income growth rate.”  Link here.

3. The science fiction movies of 1982, quite the line-up (NYT).

4. The views of Emil Kierkegaard.

5. California state capacity as an EA concern.

6. Why a 1.8 million jobs gap?  And Jason Furman on the same.

7. One recent paper on taxing stock buybacks.

Friday assorted links

1. The dissolution of the monasteries.

2. “By my count, at least 29 of the 605 NBA players who saw the court last season had fathers who played in the league—almost 5 percent, a ludicrously high figure, and enough to fill two teams’ rosters.”  About Bronny.

3. Trends for U.S. water infrastructure.

4. “Considering that it predates the Bank of Ireland and the State itself, it could even be said that Guinness is the longest-running successful large institution in Ireland.”  Link here.

5. Podcast with Josh Szeps.

6. Bryan Caplan does stand-up comedy at the Comedy Cellar.

7. Is Google making the internet more boring?  An interesting piece.

Wednesday assorted links

1. New books expected out in the latter half of 2022.

2. 1960s British kids predict the year 2000.

3. Those new service sector jobs (and their pay).

4. “Harvard researchers account for about 5 percent of articles published in the top four medical journals, a larger share than Germany or Canada as a whole.

5. Carbon from the Congo? (New Yorker)  There might be lots of it.

6. FT coverage of famine in Madagascar.

Sunday assorted links

1. Job ad: Marginal Revolution University seeks marketing director (from distance is fine).

2. The New Yorker reviews The Rehearsal.

3. Scott Sumner on the new bill, and whether we should raise taxes on investment.  A good post.

4. “Finland tracks what percentage of murders were committed by men who were drunk. It has been above 50% for almost the entire time the statistics were recorded.

5. Defining use for the metaverse?

6. Esquire lists eighty books it thinks every man should read.

7. New Helen DeWitt novel coming.

Friday assorted links

1. An AI avatar makes a video pitch to me.  So far I have declined.

2. “In 1858 the Foreign Office had a staff of 43. By 1902, at the almost peak for the British Empire the headcount was down to 42. Today it’s somewhere over 10,000.”  Link here.

3. Progress Studies and MIT.

4. Does just thinking of uncertainty make uncertainty worse?

5. Alice Evans podcast with Daron Acemoglu.

6. The new temperance movement.

7. Howard Rosenthal has passed away.

8. A CWT parable.  Related to Honduras and charter cities.

Thursday assorted links

1. Ed Coulson, an urban/housing economist at UC Irvine, now has a Jeopardy winning streak.

2.”We’re currently running a prize at Open Philanthropy (https://www.causeexplorationprizes.com) for people to suggest new cause areas for us to explore on the global health and wellbeing side. We’ve extended the deadline for submissions to August 11th, and we’d love to see as many people applying as possible!”

3. Who deserves a festschrift more than David Gordon?

4. How Wikipedia influences judicial decisions.

5. NYT covers Barbados at length.  Parts are very good, but it no longer seems allowed to criticize Caribbean nations for making their own policy mistakes.  A useful but in some ways deeply misleading article.  At what level does the “censorship” enter?  The incentives of the writer or the world view of the writer?  I suspect it is the latter.

6. Austin Vernon on paths for geothermal.