Friday assorted links

1. An AI avatar makes a video pitch to me.  So far I have declined.

2. “In 1858 the Foreign Office had a staff of 43. By 1902, at the almost peak for the British Empire the headcount was down to 42. Today it’s somewhere over 10,000.”  Link here.

3. Progress Studies and MIT.

4. Does just thinking of uncertainty make uncertainty worse?

5. Alice Evans podcast with Daron Acemoglu.

6. The new temperance movement.

7. Howard Rosenthal has passed away.

8. A CWT parable.  Related to Honduras and charter cities.

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