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1. More. Please forgive the source and the pop-ups.
2. Those new service sector jobs: the rising number of dog lawyers in Canada.
4. The longer-term economic consequences of pandemics, over 220 years.
5. Why Africa’s island states are generally freer (The Economist).
4. Mas-Colell update (in Spanish), here in English. Judgment rendered, and he (joint with Mas, if I understand correctly) has to put up a bond of over two million euros and later stand trial, possibly to be found liable for that sum.
6. I feel I’ve been in advance of this trend. Non-believer intellectuals on the Right who pay heed to religion as a cultural foundation.
7. Nintil on California wildfires, very good post.
3. Can we reduce sonic booms? (New Yorker)
6. Non-alcoholic vacations are now “a thing”? (NYT) I guess that is good, sort of…but bad that it is good?
4. Mix and match for vaccines seems to be working out. And new and promising CRISPR results? Possibly important.
6. Using novels to predict the next war? (speculative, Tetlock it ain’t)
7. Does the internet use up less energy than we think? (NYT) Research article here.
2. “…despite the socially progressive and egalitarian outlook traditionally associated with liberalism, the most liberal Democrats actually expressed the greatest dehumanization of Republicans.” And how about this clincher: “…and demonstrates the need to develop more constructive outlets for social identity maintenance.”
2. Glad to see so many economists waking up to the potential tyranny of administrative law (in Spanish). If there should be a jury trial for anything, it is sedition.
4. Way back when, the major Keynesians endorsed Nixon’s wage and price controls. Sigh…
5. Free Britney Spears! Really (NYT). “Ms. Spears, 39, expressed serious opposition to the conservatorship earlier and more often than had previously been known, and said that it restricted everything from whom she dated to the color of her kitchen cabinets.” Now imagine being in this same position without her fame and her (only partially controlled) resources. I find it remarkable how little our world cares about this issue.
1. Updated data on unicorns, including Chinese numbers.
2. Those new Indian service sector jobs: A CCTV Company Is Paying Remote Workers in India to Yell at Armed Robbers. And Stalin’s Economic Council.
1. Cacti poaching.
4. Profile of economist Natasha Sarin (NYT).
5. “Soccer’s international governing body Friday punished Mexico for the use of homophobic slurs by its fans on multiple occasions this year, ordering the program to stage two official home matches without spectators.“
4. New free on-line book: Capitalism after Covid: Interviews with 21 Economists, edited by Luis Garicano.
6. Fusion plant backed by Jeff Bezos to be built in the UK, the bad news being “It won’t generate power…”
2. Ari Lamm podcast with Leah Boustan on the Bible and big data; Ari Lamm podcast with Hollis Robbins “Only the Weirdos can Save Us!”
5. Will they insert advertisements into your dreams? (highly speculative, absurd you might say)