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1. The culture that is Cook Islands quarantine. They just got back from the Tokyo Olympics.
8. Erik Hoel has predictions for 2050 (oddly he criticizes one of my predictions and then goes on to make a version of the same himself).
2. Are emergency sirens dangerous? (NYT, though it seems they help recruit volunteers in rural areas).
3. Which vehicle prices are up the most and the least? Can you model this?
4. NYT on the postliberal Right and Orban. A more serious piece than you might have been expecting.
5. Department of counterproductive responses, philosophers’ edition.
7. No more flow for the flow guy, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi.
2. “A British bakery has been forced to pull its top-selling cookies from the market, after regulators informed the owner that the sprinkles are illegal. The U.S.-made sprinkles contain a coloring that’s legal for some uses — but not for sprinkling.” Link here.
5. Colombia’s antimachismo hotline (NYT, a good thing to be clear!). Encapsulates the broader trend.
2. “Part of the Catholic church in Sicily has imposed a three-year prohibition on naming godparents, arguing that the tradition has become merely a way to fortify family ties — and mob ties, too.” Jonathan Schulz, telephone! (NYT)
4. My review of Lamb, the new Icelandic film, full of spoilers. “It is hard to imagine a more theological movie.”
5. What a “more Woke” France looks like (Simon Kuper, FT).
1. Are strong interventions overrated?: “I find that the interventions reduce completion rates of the opposite behavior by 19-29%.”
6. A deeper look at the vaccine-hesitant (Zeynep, NYT).
2. Farhad Manjoo sanity about Instagram (NYT).
4. Average guy vs. 100 mph fastballs. What is the meta-lesson here?
7. Freddie on Ross. I tend to side with Ross, but still a good piece.
8. NYT covers Human Challenge Trials — amazing how lame is the quoted response of the biomedical establishment.
1. Sam Enright reviews Bryan Caplan on open borders. Very good piece.
2. The persistence of Paul McCartney (New Yorker).
5. Zena Hitz, The Catherine Project.
6. Against alcohol.
1. Bye-bye white women Chicago docents. Solve for the equilibrium.
2. Bitcoin bodice rippers (MIE).
3. The world that was 1970 (Edison Lighthouse, short music video).
4. Sanity about Instagram (NYT). “Of the better studies [three separate links there] that have found a negative correlation between social media use and adolescent mental health, most have found extremely small effects — so small as to be trivial and dwarfed by other contributors to adolescent mental health. Complicating matters further is that in the Facebook surveys, twice as many respondents reported that Instagram alleviated suicidal thinking than said it worsened it; three times as many said it made them feel less anxious than said it made them feel more so; and nearly five times as many reported that Instagram made them less sad than that it made them sadder.”
5. “We examine how the net worth of billionaires relates to their looks, as rated by 16 people of different gender and ethnicity. Surprisingly, their financial assets are unrelated to their beauty; nor are they related to their educational attainment. As a group, however, billionaires are both more educated and better-looking than average for their age.” Paper here.
2. “Roll over Chuck Berry” — songs dethroned by Rolling Stone.
6. New paper by David Card (and others), out today. How much does it help to make job ads less discriminatory across gender?
6. Interview with me in La Nacion. We discuss Argentina’s unicorns as well.
1. Revised reviews for older CDs. I always thought that Liz Phair recording was excellent.
2. Ezra Klein on David Shor (NYT).
3. Progress for libertarians in Argentina? (The Economist) Plus tantric sex and a mastiff named Murray Rothbard.
4. China/Taiwan/America polls of the day. Grain of salt, of course.