Tuesday assorted links

1. Laura Deming on longevity research.

2. What is Uncle Xi reading?

3. NYT obituary for Calestous Juma.

4. “I’ve seen the future and it involves robot rationing of toilet paper…

5. Cowen’s Second Law: “…the findings indicate that recent generations of young people perceive that others are more demanding of them, are more demanding of others, and are more demanding of themselves.”  In other words, perfectionism is increasing over time.

6. Is land underrated as a source of wealth?

7. “Every two years, the American valet-parking industry sends its best parkers—optimistically described as athletes—to compete in a head-to-head battle known as the National Valet Olympics.


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