Monday assorted links

1. Across cultures, respect for bodily integrity shows less variation than respect for formal civil liberties.

2. “Why, then, shouldn’t we have an official inquiry into abuses during the Bush years?” (NYT)  Me, thee, etc.  Personally, I don’t favor any of these suits and prosecutors and the like, not for either side, and I was one of the very first to warn about this with respect to Trump.  But please don’t think Trump just pulled this idea out of some kind of personal fascist cookbook.

3. The Brexit plan for Ireland.  And revisionist take that maybe Brexit made the UK wealthier.  And Wolfgang M. ponders Irexit.

4. Are state-dependent cash transfers better yet?

5. Cheap Talk on Bengt Holmström.  And here is a Nobel message for the blockchainers.  And Paul Romer’s storified tweets on them.  And Noah Smith on the prize.

6. Earth fact of the day: our planet has only the 7th greatest quantity of water in the solar system.


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