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5. Interview with the excellent Youyang Gu (Emergent Ventures winner, btw).
6. Why are Covid cases falling so sharply in so many countries? (I had to click through twice to read the whole thread.)
7. Do looks matter for an academic career in economics? Yes, and a lot. Lookism of course remains the great vice, and arguably it is worst among many of those who fight against other “isms.”
1. NYT tech coverage still a train wreck. And reporters using aliases to stalk non-criminal subjects? Isn’t that against NYT rules?
5. “The average EV increases overall household load by 2.9 kilowatt-hours per day, less than half the amount assumed by state regulators. Our results imply that EVs travel 5,300 miles per year, under half of the US fleet average. This raises questions about transportation electrification for climate policy.” Link here.
1. The regulatory, status quo bias in public health commentary: “Do any of the experts arguing that it’s wrong for Americans to demand access to the AstraZeneca vaccine also advise residents of the UK, EU, and 15 other countries to delay taking it until our FDA grants authorization?”
3. People are fed up with broken vaccine appointment tools — so they’re building their own (Technology Review).
7. Ross Douthat on the Romney family plan (NYT).
8. It seems fear of kidnapping is severely limiting mobility in Haiti, even for the non-wealthy (NYT).
3. Steven Johnson has a new project on the history of life expectancy gains. Book and TV show to follow.
2. Jonathan Parker: “Economists who think the end of this recession will look like the last one aren’t looking at the data. Household balance sheets, state finances, income, all in better shape than pre-COVID & we haven’t even fixed the cause of recession.”
4. New and excellent visualizations about just how good each vaccine is, including with consideration of variants. And in defense of the Russian and Chinese vaccines (NYT).
7. “If the Warriors sign a COVID-recovered player immediately, he could play this weekend.” Shorter quarantine.
1. One of these people is an abysmal reasoner. Kudos to you if you can avoid those more general fallacies across a broader range of settings.
3. James Brown concert Paris 1968, starts a bit slow keeps on getting better.
4. Thwarted markets in everything: “Smuggler found with nearly 1,000 cacti and succulents strapped to her body.” New Zealand, of course.
6. The more successful vaccinating states are keeping it simple. I wonder if above-average use of digital technology correlates with the more negative results.
4. ““What we didn’t anticipate was that they would break the law,” Goldenfeld said — that some students, even after testing positive and being told to quarantine, would attend parties anyway.” A look at some of the models.
5. “Dubai announced Monday the creation of a “space court” to settle commercial disputes, as the UAE — which is sending a probe to Mars — builds its presence in the space sector.” Link here.
2. Wombats, Cowen’s Second Law, and to the benefit of all. It is an article that keeps on surprising you.
4. One guy who helped to drive GameStop (WSJ).
5. A review of the definition of market manipulation, for those of us who need it.
7. Game theory and the search for life, clever.
1. The next Michael Lewis book (NYT).
3. Carolyn Hopkins.
6. And how Robinhood ran out of cash (NYT). The misinformation in the MR comments section and elsewhere on this is egregious. Here is yet more common sense, though I don’t quite agree with all the framing.
3. Facts about Indian farmer rebellions (you may not agree with all of the analysis).
5. James Flynn obituary (NYT).
3. “Our estimates suggest that up to 49 percent of the global economic costs of the pandemic in 2021 are borne by the advanced economies even if they achieve universal vaccination in their own countries.”