Thursday assorted links

1. “Moreover, we find a marked decay in background parental relatedness co-occurring with or shortly after the advent of sedentary agriculture.

2. Dwarkesh on Emergent Ventures and searching for talent.

3. The first mention of America in European chronicles?

4. New issue of Works in Progress.  Including update on the future of weight loss.

5. Why do no large U.S. cities vote Republican?

6. Experts worried about carbonated water (NYT).

7. The opposite of rational intertemporal substitution: “…as vaccinations roll out and the end of a pandemic feels closer, policies aimed at increasing social distancing will be less effective, and stricter policies might be required.”


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