Monday assorted links

1. Economic and financial themes in the films of Charlie Chaplin, podcast.

2. New evidence and modelling of immigrant assimilation, from James Marrone, who is on the job market from University of Chicago this year.  Unlike many such theories, he also provides data and theory on “un-assimilation.”  Marrone also has interesting work on the economics of cultural antiquities.

3. Is EM drive for real and what does it mean for Newton’s Third Law?  Quantum mechanics?

4. Abu Dhabi numbered car plate markets in everything.

5. Paul Krugman calls off the fake alien invasion.

6. Jiro the slave?  An interesting piece on the nature and meaning of work.


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