Tuesday assorted links

1. The amount of rent-seeking over lost treasure is going up (NYT).  And thinkers act as validators of policy (very good piece).

2. Ted Gioia’s list of one hundred best albums of the year.

3. Ross Douthat (NYT) on what we fear when we fear terrorism.

4. How are for-profit universities different? (pdf, a Columbia University job market paper).  And the predictive power of language in the tax code (pdf, also from Columbia).

5. Interview with Tino Sanandaji, on Sweden.

6. Is QE the answer for China?

7. Scott Sumner on Midas and his book.


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