Monday assorted links

1. “Our estimation shows that wildfire damages in 2018 totalled $148.5 (126.1–192.9) billion (roughly 1.5% of California’s annual gross domestic product), with $27.7 billion (19%) in capital losses, $32.2 billion (22%) in health costs and $88.6 billion (59%) in indirect losses (all values in US$).”  Link here.

2. More on the who is Satoshi debate.

3. “… the presence of immigrant students has a positive effect on the academic achievement of US-born students, especially for students from disadvantaged backgrounds. Moreover, the presence of immigrants does not affect negatively the performance of affluent US-born students, who typically show a higher academic achievement compared to immigrant students.”  Link here.

4. “We find that elderly suicide rate decreases by 8.7% during the Chinese Lunar New Year.

5. Hitler’s parents.


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