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Saturday assorted links

1. Pain in Japanese cinema.

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.”

3. Is the Fed permanently stepping up its involvement in money markets?

4. Alexey Guzey on sleep fallacies.

5. Is a living whale worth $2 million in fighting climate change?

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)

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1. The excellent Ben Westhoff on Joe Rogan.

2. A Canadian pro experiences the world and management system of Russian hockey.

3. The Cato study on wealth inequality.  And why did the UK Labour government abandon the wealth tax idea in the 1970s?

4. Kocherlakota argued in Econometrica that optimal wealth taxes should be zero on average.

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.”

6. “An inmate claimed his life sentence ended when he died and was revived.

7. Megan McArdle on the historical importance of the Church.

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