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3. Profile of Sarah Hart (NYT).
4. China markets in everything: “Make your company great again!”.
5. Walter LaFeber has passed away (NYT).
6. 1965 Detroit Olympics bid (video).
3. Work and writing habits of Harlan Coben (NYT).
5. Register for my Saturday chat with Patrick Collison, through Oxford and Works in Progress. And Dutch inventor of the audio cassette tape passes away.
3. For not entirely transparent reasons, China censors Nomadland (the director is ethnic Chinese, but American). And the real America has reemerged, in Texas.
3. Those they call idiots. I just ordered the whole book.
5. Deirdre McCloskey memoir update. Good stuff, more interesting than the core memoir itself.
6. Letter and petition from Glasgow University against Greg Clark (not a good look for them).
1. That was then, this is now (sex edition).
4. Biden’s White House uses Zoom for meetings (jaw hits floor, please do note I love Zoom for other purposes).
1. Berk’s deep dive into the male/female seminar questions paper. For women there is a hostile question every twelve seminars, so might they, at least in this regard, be treated in a more friendly manner than I have been? And what is the measure of productivity or outputs here?
2. How TikTok led to a run on feta cheese (NYT).
4. “We find that watching Shark Tank seems to encourage people who are unfamiliar with entrepreneurship to explore it, but it does little to change an individual’s fundamental underlying propensity to be an entrepreneur.”
5. Why do wealthy parents have wealthy children? Family culture really matters (Norwegian parents, adopted Korean children).
6. Mood affiliators! “Come with me if you want to live!” is a much better attitude.
1. Those new service sector jobs: “I’ve helped over 3,000 clients plan elaborate marriage proposals. The most expensive proposal so far was on a private island and cost over $100,000.” And West Palm hotel book butler.
3. “At the time of writing it looks as though the European Football Championships, originally to be played across the continent, will be held solely in England, a neat metaphor for this confusing year.”
1. Douglas Murray on Greg Clark. By no means do I agree with Greg on everything, but he is one of the finest economic historians in the world.
2. Markus’ Academy and its influence (Bloomberg).
3. The peaceable kingdom? (photos)
6. Christie’s will auction Beeple (NYT).
2. Biggest archaeological findings of 2020? (an impressive list, recommended)
5. Bloomberg profile of Janelle Jones, chief economist at the Department of Labor.
4. “FutureFeed, a livestock feed made from seaweed that reduces methane emissions in beef and dairy cattle by more than 80 per cent has been awarded the world’s largest monetary reward on the global food arena.”