Saturday assorted links

1. Architectural battles and the alt right.

2. Alberto Mingardi reviews *Big Business: A Love Letter to an American Anti-Hero*.

3. Rising wage returns to workers who are on call all the time and work long hours (NYT).  The framing of the piece implies these workers impose negative externalities on others, but of course positive externalities are a more plausible scenario.  Furthermore, the wedge created by marginal tax rates suggests many people are working too few hours at too unproductive a pace, compared to an optimum.  It is the non-pecuniary aspects of the job which are oversupplied, as in basic micro, right?

4. “Amazon employs a system that not only tracks warehouse workers’ productivity but also can automatically fire them for failing to meet expectations.

5. Chris Blattman and Agnes Callard at Night Owls.

6. Data and discussion on Chinese overseas lending (NYT).

7. “Are These 90 Day Fiancé Couples Living Happily Ever After?


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