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1. The lockdown that is French (NYT).
2. The wisdom of Ryan Bourne (Cato scholar on GBD). And West Virginia $100 savings bonds for young people (16-35) who get vaccinated, bravo. In contrast here is Bhattacharya on vaccination for India, and not long ago. Read it and weep, people.
3. Those new manufacturing jobs: watching paint dry for a living.
5. There is plenty wrong in this piece, plus it is wacky and poorly framed, still some parts on vaccine procurement and state capacity are quite interesting.
1. Peter Singer update (New Yorker).
4. The Suwalski gap.
5. Andrew Gelman on the age-adjusted death rate, correcting an NYT claim.
1. At #6 and #7 you can read AIER on vaccines. C’mon people, this particular debate is over.
2. Long Covid is real. And U.S. excess deaths in 2020 more elevated in relative terms than during the 1918 pandemic (NYT). And “BREAKING: Israel reports no new coronavirus deaths for second day in a row.”
3. Highly effective software to help you find a vaccine, vaccinatethestates.com.
5. The fiscal polity that is Illinois: “Winners of lottery jackpots of $25,000 or more have been denied payment by the lottery commission until the state balances the budget.”
7. EU proposing to regulate the use of Bayesian estimation. What’s the chance of that actually happening?
2. Costa Rica is struggling (The Economist).
5. Promising Young Woman is indeed a very good movie, at times hard to watch, and most of the reviews are either inarticulate or uncomprehending because few are willing to grasp and explain (part of) what makes it so interesting.
3. Mundell stuff: they won’t let you be this way any more.
4. Carlos Reygadas, Our Time, imagine three hours running commentary on Bergman’s Scenes from a Marriage, but set on a Tlaxcala Mexican ranch with lots of bulls and a dash of visual Tarkovsky. The director and his wife play the lead roles, most of you won’t like it but Scott Sumner did and he is almost always right about movies.
1. MIE: An NFT bundled with an actual house.
1. Are the UFOs foreign drones launched from submarines in the Atlantic? As always, please note that a link is not an endorsement.
2. How Swiss is your watch? (NYT)
5. Republicans and big business (my Bloomberg column).
3. Scott Alexander on the new Honduran charter city, recommended.
4. Garett Jones on laissez-faire lockdowns plus liability law and tort — what exactly is the benchmark here for comparing to intervention?
6. Claims about Afghan troop withdrawal, from the excellent Tom Tugendhat.
1. Once again, the world is more right-wing than you think. Even Stanford academics. And these ants shrink their brains for a chance to become queen (NYT).
2. World’s longest rabbit theft moral hazard? (NYT): “Darius was insured for $1.6 million and traveled with a bodyguard, according to NBC’s Today show in a 2010 article.” Note that his status as the world’s longest rabbit already was under threat from his own descendants.
3. MIE: $4,000 Star Wars armchair (why?).
4. “Today in Markets in Everything, from the Netherlands: informal insurance for curfew violations via Whatsapp:
For a €10 prepaid fee, the owners of the Whatsapp group will wire you €95 (the fine for violating the curfew) after sending in a picture of the fine. It will also provide ‘safe’ routes through the city where policing is light.”