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5. “Fund managers who run marathons deliver higher risk-adjusted returns.” (speculative)
6. What would Cole Porter say? “My Favorite Things,” or rather yours?
4. Place-based policies in the CHIPS and Science Act (don’t they usually fail? Why are investing so much in them?).
3. The culture and polity that is German: “darf in der SPD bleiben.”
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.
6. What was the relative welfare gain from tobacco? (speculative)
7. Pilot testimony. Cites the data too. Virginia Beach area!
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.
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.
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.
7. Is Google making the internet more boring? An interesting piece.
3. Those new service sector jobs (and their pay).
5. Carbon from the Congo? (New Yorker) There might be lots of it.
4. Thomas Friedman on Pelosi and Taiwan (NYT). Good piece.
2. Sumner splat.
5. The socialist version of the anti-alcohol campaign (it’s about time), book here.
1. Job ad: Marginal Revolution University seeks marketing director (from distance is fine).
3. $1.1 million. (MIE)
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.
8. A CWT parable. Related to Honduras and charter cities.
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!”
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.