2. Converting dog years into human years kind of like a price index problem Eric Weinstein would say use gauge theory. Yet “The new formula says a canine’s human age = 16 ln(dog age) + 31.”
6. The worst economic policies of any candidate in my lifetime: “Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has unveiled sweeping tax proposals that would push federal tax rates on some billionaires and multimillionaires above 100%.” (WSJ)
4. Very excited to announce the new Tim Harford podcast Cautionary Tales, affiliated with the Malcolm Gladwell podcast enterprise.
7. States are sealing criminal records and for the better (The Economist).
2. Blackpink has 31.3 million YouTube subscribers, more than any other musical group. Do you even know who they are? By the way, are they feminist or anti-feminist?
5. NBA-China update.
5. David McCabe at NYT: “The debate can take on a heated and personal tone. At a conference this spring, the soft-spoken legal academic Tim Wu responded to doubts raised by Tyler Cowen, an economist, about whether America has dangerous levels of corporate concentration by saying it was like arguing with someone who believes the earth is flat.”
2. Was the Industrial Revolution caused by a combinatorial explosion? One author of that piece is Abigail Devereaux, now on the job market, and here is the full list of GMU job market candidates.
3. “I find that counties with fracking potential are associated with higher rates of gonorrhea infections (an increase of 12%), as well as arrests for disorderly conduct and drunkenness (3% and 5% respectively).”
4. “Quantitative analysis suggests that global financial integration alone can account for 34% to 55% of the observed increase in the current top one percent wealth share in the U.S., but indicates a possible reversal in the future.“