Friday assorted links

1. Our response to Monkeypox has been less than impressive.

2. Why are some nations more entrepreneurial than others?

3. Robin Hanson on AI competition and risk.

4. When did perfume stop being about sex? (NYT)  Interesting throughout.

5. By one new estimate Covid vaccines saved 20 million lives in their first year.  That is why I say the great stagnation is over, at least for now, though of course we could slip back into it.

6. Weird facts to toy with your sense of historical time.

7. “Slow and negligible senescence among testudines challenges evolutionary theories of senescence” — anything to this?  And here is the NYT coverage.  Big if true!

8. Dating services for the D.C. set.


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