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2. I wanted to send this article to someone, yet no one is really an appropriate recipient, so I am putting it here (NYT).
4. Memorial to a Swedish life. Very good (and sad).
5. The rise of the biohacker (FT, the framing is excessively negative, but an interesting piece nonetheless).
6. Yes taxes really do matter (Mankiw).
7. New (free Kindle) book: The Essential UCLA School of Economics.
2. “Our results indicate that higher education liberalizes moral concerns for most students, but it also departs from the standard liberal profile by promoting moral absolutism rather than relativism. These effects are strongest for individuals majoring in the humanities, arts, or social sciences, and for students pursuing graduate studies.” Link here.
4. Ezra Klein on the supply side (NYT).
1. Vassily Ivanchuk annotating a game of his blindfold. Sometimes considered the greatest chess interview of all time.
1. The reality show about activists has been…cancelled! In both senses of the word, it seems.
4. “Mr. Baker is the brains and the propulsive force behind an audacious new proposal to span the East River with a hybrid structure that would be part building, part bridge, and part mass transit conveyance…”
6. Ross D. on The Matrix. Says it is good.
4. Sondheim writing a new show at age 91 (NYT).
6. Experts worried about carbonated water (NYT).
7. The opposite of rational intertemporal substitution: “…as vaccinations roll out and the end of a pandemic feels closer, policies aimed at increasing social distancing will be less effective, and stricter policies might be required.”
1. Big excerpt of me on crypto, link now corrected, with Ezra Klein.
6. New Emily Oster Covid-19 School Data Hub, valuable.
1. You can now buy a $475 NFT ticket to see Beeple’s $69 million NFT at an IRL party. The ticket also includes one drink.
7. Tensions between the CDC and Biden administration mount. Which one do you think is coming closer to trying to maximize expected value? It turns out even the FDA thinks the CDC is too slow.
3. Crypto use growing in Afghanistan (WSJ).
3. Robby Soave on vaccine mandates (NYT).
5. Australian vaccination progress could be doing better — incentives matter!
6. Adoption and IQ. It is still my view, by the way, that very large cultural changes can alter IQs quite a lot, as evidenced by the Flynn Effect. That is one reason why economic development often is so difficult.
2. “Residents in apartment blocks locked-down by NSW Health are having their alcohol deliveries policed as part of a policy to limit the number of drinks being consumed each day.” It seems that quite a few of these people want more than six beers a day.