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Tuesday assorted links

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.

4. It seems Elizondo is for real.

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.

Monday assorted links

1. Peter Singer update (New Yorker).

2. Is the frogmouth the most photogenic bird?

3. Handing out better grades is the way to get more people through college.

4. The Suwalski gap.

5. Andrew Gelman on the age-adjusted death rate, correcting an NYT claim.

6. The UK success with clinical trials.

7. Another web site for finding open vaccine spots.

8. “Last month, the cheapest rental car on Maui was a Toyota Camry for $722 a day.

Saturday assorted links

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.

4. Wyoming will recognize DAOs as a new form of LLC.

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.”

6. “Ontario Parks cracking down on people reselling camping bookings for profit.

Friday assorted links

1. Ayn Rand in Hollywood.

2. A funny kind of Taiwanese marriage arbitrage.

3. Solve for the lovely biscuit equilibrium.

4. Oxford malaria vaccine looking good in (small) Burkina Faso trial.

5. Ranked-choice voting for the New York mayor (NYT).

6. Greece reopens to American tourists.

7. EU proposing to regulate the use of Bayesian estimation.  What’s the chance of that actually happening?

Wednesday assorted links

1. “Growing up in Salt Lake hugely increases chances of being married in adulthood. In fact, no other city comes close in terms of causal impact on marriage.”

2. Costa Rica is struggling (The Economist).

3. A Fine Theorem on Isaiah Andrews.

4. Pandemic data on home field advantage.

5. A Canadian economist estimates costs and benefits of lockdown.

6. Why does everything seem so left-wing?

7. Sleepminting?

Tuesday assorted links

1. MIE: Used AmEx card of Michael Jordan sells for 3k.

2. Criticisms of Galef.

3. AEA best paper prizes.

4. MIE: putting product placement in old classic movies.

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.

Sunday assorted links

1. Alaska to offer visiting tourists vaccines on arrival.

2. Harvard undergraduate general exam in economics, 1957.

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.

5. Italy (!) to run a massive fiscal stimulus.

Friday assorted links

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)

3. Paul Graham on how people get rich now.

4. Germany stops recognizing special UK passport for HongKongers.

5. Republicans and big business (my Bloomberg column).

6. Will China send peacekeeping forces to Afghanistan to replace departing U.S. troops?

7. Turkey bans crypto payments.

8. Ryan Decker, et.al. estimate excess business deaths from the pandemic.

Thursday assorted links

1. Brian Arthur on verbal economics and what it is like.

2. A public choice theory of when the Chinese reopen cities under lockdown.

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?

5. GMO mosquitoes to be released in the Florida Keys.

6. Claims about Afghan troop withdrawal, from the excellent Tom Tugendhat.

7. Shruti and Virginia Postrel on Indian textiles.

Wednesday assorted links

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:

https://www.rtlnieuws.nl/nieuws/nederland/artikel/5225039/verzekeringsfonds-whatsapp-tegen-avondklokboete

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.”

5. China-Taiwan chip scenarios.