Friday assorted links

1. Why aren’t American ports more automated?

2. “…diplomacy can be a tool for addressing shared interests in a constructive manner. As a means of further exploring this idea, the Charles Koch Foundation is currently welcoming proposals from graduate students, faculty, and other policy researchers who are interesting in analyzing the costs and benefits of different approaches to foreign policy.”  Link for that text is here.

3. Car crash average is over.

4. How many Americans will receive drones for Christmas?

5. What do crows know of death?

6. John Cochrane on nudge and spam.

7. New Borio paper arguing that low interest rates erode bank profitability (pdf).  And some points from the new Bernanke memoir.


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