Assorted links

1. Palestinian pleasures.

2. New Year resolutions for 2014.

3. Robin Harding FT piece on Piketty and inheritance: “In France, Prof Piketty charts how the annual flow of inheritances was between 20 per cent and 25 per cent of national disposable income in the 19th century. It fell to about 5 per cent in the middle of the 20th century after two world wars destroyed most of the inheritable capital stock, followed by rapid growth, high taxes on capital, inflation that eroded existing financial wealth and labour-friendly laws.

But the flow of inheritances in the country is now back to 19th-century levels; it is heading that way in the US and UK too.”

4. Can you still buy classical music in NYC these days?

5. Prison inmates think they are better than you are and morally superior.  And when doctors Google their patients.


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