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2. Very high implicit marginal tax rates for poor people (link fixed).
6. Andreu Mas-Colell is in trouble for secessionary activities. And more from Pol Antras. Hans Peter Grüner says: “It is hard to imagine that someone capable of writing such a wonderful textbook could have done anything that makes him deserve that kind of treatment.”
5. New Yorker and unionization (NYT).
1. Not sure I have been abused for any prediction more than this one, and yet it seems true: “Democratic primary voters have been turning away this year from the anti-elite furies that continue to roil Republican politics, repeatedly choosing more moderate candidates promising steady leadership over disrupters from the party’s left wing.” Here is yet further evidence of ongoing moderation.
4. Can Bollywood survive Modi? (Atlantic)
1. Is this possible?: “Criminals may have stolen as much as half of the unemployment benefits the U.S. has been pumping out over the past year, some experts say.”
3. Is Nero underrated? (New Yorker)
4. Sixty times the speed of sound? (USS Princeton radar team and pilot source, also a good presentation of the multiple data sources which are neglected by West and PewdiePie.) And here is the common briefing message given to the ex-presidents.
7. Kristof on the new Claudia Goldin book (NYT).
5. Hester Peirce on crypto (FT).
6. “Progressive taxation underperforming Biden by 12 percentage points in Illinois not paint a particularly rosy outlook with respect to the political feasibility of approaching Western European levels of taxation.” Link here.
3. Bitcoin en El Salvador? (in Spanish) What is their real strategy here?
5. A journey to puffin island: “Puffins beat their wings up to 400 times per minute, and are vocal when on land but are silent when flying over water.”
2. Profile of James Daunt (FT).
5. These birds can see through magic tricks (NYT).
2. “The American Economic Journal: Microeconomics (one of the very top journals that isn’t part of the holy Top-5, hallowed be thy names) managed to go an entire year without accepting a paper!” (out of 415 submissions).
4. Blockchain-based smart contract for Kenyan crop insurance (speculative).
5. David Beckworth podcast with Mark Carney, mostly macro.
7. How they used to dance, starring Doris Day.
4. Solve for the equilibrium: “Any doofus can be a cybercriminal now,” said Sergei A. Pavlovich, a former hacker who served 10 years in prison in his native Belarus for cybercrimes. “The intellectual barrier to entry has gotten extremely low.” (NYT)
7. No wonder we are doing so well: “The number of Master’s and Doctoral degree holders more than doubled (in the US) from 2000 to 2018.”
1. An escalator made of cardboard (short video).
3. Orson Welles, The Immortal Story, 58 minutes long, made for French TV 1968, one of his best. Jeanne Moreau too, full of MIE themes, and as I view it a critique of the wealthy, more substantive than the usual.
4. Markets in everything: pay for the chance to heist mannequin parts from a mountain of mannequin parts.
5. Progress Studies 101, by Sagar Devkate.
6. A recruiter on why restaurants are having trouble hiring. Of course this means that right now is a relatively bad time to be eating out a lot — higher variance of outcomes and even well-known restaurants have become harder to predict.
7. Lots of Democratic economists think Summers is right but they are afraid to say it. Context from Jason Furman here.