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2. Jasper Johns owns some pretty amazing small Cezanne watercolors (scroll through to see them all).
2. “On this German farm, cows are in charge…” (NYT)
3. Claudia Goldin on the gender pay gap (NYT).
5. “A patient with a spinal injury was left waiting in a corridor at Sunshine Hospital for 14 hours on Monday just days after Australia’s leading doctors warned that hospitals across the country were at “breaking point”.” Link here.
1. ‘We Don’t Need Another Michelangelo’: In Italy, It’s Robots’ Turn to Sculpt — link here (NYT).
2. The ecosystem that is Minnesota: “Goldfish dumped in lakes grow to monstrous size, threatening ecosystems.”
6. John Cochrane on a carbon tax and the economics of extraction. Are we just postponing the problem?
7. Mas-Colell update (in Spanish). It seems he is off the hook for the money?
2. “Our findings indicate that BWCs [body cameras] led to a significant decrease in the dismissal of investigations due to insufficient evidence (“not sustained”) as well as a significant increase in disciplinary actions against police officers (“sustained” outcomes”) with sufficient evidence to sanction their misconduct. We further find that disparities in complaints across racial groups for the “unsustained” category fade away with the implementation of BWCs.” Link here.
3. “I’m a libertarian, so it’s usually obvious to me what’s awful about both parties.” This piece is about the book world. Best Slate article in ages.
4. “…we estimate that physicians lose 17% of Medicaid revenue to billing problems, compared with 5% for Medicare and 3% for commercial payers. Identifying off of physician movers and practices that span state boundaries, we find that physicians respond to billing problems by refusing to accept Medicaid patients in states with more severe billing hurdles. These hurdles are just as quantitatively important as payment rates for explaining variation in physicians’ willing to treat Medicaid patients.” Link here.
4. Every state’s least favorite state. Florida most dislikes…Florida.
2. What many people believe, and act on. How much of it is true?
3. Saudi austerity.
5. Back to normal: the West’s Cultural Revolution is over.
6. Profile of nature writer Dara McAnulty (NYT).
3. The distillery tour culture that is Scottish (short video).
2. “The implication of the birthday paper is that, at the height of the pandemic, there were not very big differences in private behavior according to party, even if public behavior was different.” Link here.
3. Wikipedia page for Zemmour. I much prefer liberalism, but he might become globally known soon. And political discrimination as civil rights struggle (an approach you will regret if you pursue it, mark my words).
6. “With low level of infections, vaccines may (depending on testing strategy, but especially with universal or random testing) appear ineffective simply because of randomness due to false positives that would constitute most of the positive outcomes” Link here.
3. Three-minute TikTok? Why isn’t this bigger news?
6. Columbus vs. Columbo (what!!??). That’s the TV character, not Sri Lanka.
7. “Farmbake biscuits are smashed into crumbs, combined with milk and thrown in the microwave to create fluffy chocolate “jail cake”.” Not the only thing they make in NZ prison, a new home for yogurt entrepreneurship.
6. Louis Andriessen, RIP (NYT): “Mr. Andriessen wrote that in Mr. Greenaway’s films, “I recognize something of my own work, namely the combination of intellectual material and vulgar directness.””
2. New youngest chess grandmaster in history is 12 years old and lives in New Jersey. Father is a software engineer, Indian background.
5. Forthcoming book: We Have Never Been Woke, looks great, sign up to receive notification of pre-order!
7. ““You’re never going to beat a kid’s adrenaline rush off a riot. You’re not going to stop them,” says Michael Logan, an 18-year-old who works part-time at Townsend Outreach Centre, a youth centre off the loyalist stronghold of the Shankill Road.” (FT link)