assorted links

Sunday assorted links

Thursday assorted links

1. Whose advice should you take?

2. Buddhists go to war (NYT): “But Buddhism, whose adherents make up only 7 percent of the global faithful, is the only major religion whose population is not expected to grow in absolute numbers over the next few decades…”

3. Taiwan’s status is a geopolitical absurdity.

4. Minimum wage effects and monopsony?

5. My *Big Business* podcast with Michael Baranowski.

6. How Prohibition came about.  And how Prohibition ended.

Wednesday assorted links

Tuesday assorted links

1. Psychologist Robert Levine has passed away (NYT).

2. Xi, the great deglobalizer.

3. “This is what spending almost half of national income on investment looks like. And that is not an experience you can have anywhere else.

4. Claims about Andalusian donkeys.

5. The tech culture that is China: “Bedding equipped with QR codes will allow hotel guests to verify that they are not sleeping in unclean sheets, says the technology’s developer.”

Monday assorted links

Sunday assorted links

1. Markets in everything: the “my girlfriend is not hungry” option takes off.

2. Joao Gilberto has passed away, music here.

3. Very good sentences: “The level of supply chain effort and professional polish that goes into the smallest cup of coffee is mind boggling.”  From Balaji Srinivasan.

4. Nuns resurrect endangered salamanders.

5. Michael Strain opposes the citizenship question on the Census.

6. “We move from jealousy to hate…”  Meet the anti-woke left.

Saturday assorted links

Wednesday assorted links

Monday assorted links