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Hypnotist markets in everything

Those new service sector jobs:

This hypnotist charges half a bitcoin for helping you remember your lost cryptocurrency password…

“If you’ve got, you know, $100,000, $200,000, $300,000 worth of bitcoin in a wallet and you can’t get access to it, there’s a lot of stress there,” he says. “So it’s not just as simple as saying, okay, we’re going to go do a 30-minute hypnosis session and enhance your memory.”

Miller declined to specify the exact number of participants in his bitcoin password recovery program or how much money he’s recovered, citing client confidentiality. However, he says that there are currently “several people” in his program, who are experiencing varying degrees of success.

Generally, a person who created their password more recently will have an easier time unlocking this memory, he says. Likewise, a client who is feeling low stress will have an easier time remembering their password than one under high stress.

Miller is located in Greenville, South Carolina.

For the pointer I thank Nick Glenn.

Wednesday assorted links

1. “The Disconnect is an offline-only, digital magazine of commentary, fiction, and poetry. Each issue forces you to disconnect from the internet, giving you a break from constant distractions and relentless advertisements.

2. Kipling’s “If” is the favorite poem of Serena Williams.

3. International Journal for Re-Views in Empirical Economics.

4. Those new service sector jobs: Seoul to check public toilets daily for hidden cameras.

5. Japan starts space elevator experiments.

Wednesday assorted links

1. Those new service sector jobs: “Florida’s best-known industries include citrus, seafood and selling tacky souvenirs to tourists. But there’s one booming Florida industry that hardly ever gets a mention from the Chamber of Commerce folks.

Mermaids.

All over the state there are now scores of women — and a few men — who regularly pull on prosthetic tails and pretend to be those mythical creatures made popular by Hans Christian Anderson and Walt Disney. Some do it for fun, but quite a few are diving into it as a business, charging by the hour to appear at everything from birthday parties to political events.”

2. Robin Hanson Age of Em paperback is now out.

3. Ethiopia agrees to abide by its earlier peace and boundary agreement with Eritrea (NYT, big news).

4. Dennis Rodman to Singapore?

Wednesday assorted links

1. Scooter charger those new service sector jobs.  And  writers create fictional tales for airport fliers (NYT).

2. China’s social credit system has blocked 11 million flights and 4 million train trips.

3. Outcomes for foster children and social conservatism (NYT).

4. The Basel bank regulation documents are over two million words.

5. Short essay by Buterin and Weyl.

6. Is Chinese shadow banking dwindling?

Friday assorted links

1. How did changes in tennis rackets alter the game?

2. Tex-Mex is underrated.

3. An oddly instructive piece (NYT, Virginia Woolf).  Not a recommended reading, however.  Is this what Tocqueville had in mind?

4. Cat hotel opens in Iraq.  And those new service sector jobs, Gerald Murnane Australian bartender edition (NYT).

5. How arrow-wielding men mapped Britain in the 1940s.

6. Is jazz music moving to shorter formats?  And a housing/transit bargain for NYC.

Monday assorted links

1. Europe is dropping the ball on AI and in some ways positively discouraging it.  And too many crummy firms in Europe: “Using a new survey, we show that the dispersion of marginal products across firms in the European Union is about twice as large as that in the United States. Reducing it to the US level would increase EU GDP by more than 30 percent. Alternatively, removing barriers between industries and countries would raise EU GDP by at least 25 percent.”

2. Remember when Clearchannel was going dominate all radio, forever?

3. Marcel Gauchet on democracy and the sweep of history.

4. How two economists got access to IRS tax data.  Bravo to them I say, but it’s worth noting that the shift from regression-driven to data set-driven economics has been a remarkably inegalitarian development, widely praised by most top academic economists.  So often progress means a willingness to disregard or even stomp on egalitarian norms.

5. The economics of why some restaurants need to leave Queens.

6. Kling on the new Chetty-Hendren-Jones-Porter results.

7. Those new service sector jobs: Iraqi war architect Paul Bremer now a ski instructor in Vermont.

Saturday assorted links

1. My Cato podcast on The Complacent Class.  And Ben Sasse on how to raise an American adult.  I am excited to read Ben’s forthcoming book.

2. The Korean balancing artist video (those new service sector jobs).

3. Peter Coy profile of Peter Navarro.

4. Michelle Dawson to become a knight (chevalière).

5. Indian barber cuts customers’ hair with fire (video at link with story).

6. Quite wrong ratings of Rolling Stones songs.

7. WaPo obituary of William Baumol.

Thursday assorted links

1. Elida Almeida music video from Cape Verde.

2. Andrew Sullivan on neo-reaction:

Among many liberals, there is an understandable impulse to raise the drawbridge, to deny certain ideas access to respectable conversation, to prevent certain concepts from being “normalized.” But the normalization has already occurred — thanks, largely, to voters across the West — and willfully blinding ourselves to the most potent political movement of the moment will not make it go away.

Here is the longer piece, of interest throughout, here is good commentary from Rod Dreher.  And here is Henry on Trump through the lens of Polanyi.

3. “Man pays tribute to friend by flushing remains down 17 MLB ballpark toilets…Tom McDonald says gesture is fitting for his friend, who was a plumber.”  Link here.

4. School segregation is back.

5. Those new service sector jobs: “Facebook says it will hire another 3,000 people to review videos of crime and suicides following murders shown live.”

6. A Master’s degree for 7k? (NYT)

7. A new project from Russ Roberts: “My latest econ education project is It’s a Wonderful Loaf: http://wonderfulloaf.org.  It’s about the emergent order that is the market for bread. It’s an animated and annotated poem plus resources to learn quite a bit about emergent order if you want to go deeper.”

8. Glenn Kessler on preexisting conditions.

Sunday assorted links

1. Herbert Spencer on euthanasia.

2. Slaughtering the radioactive wild boars of Fukushima.

3. My Bloomberg podcast on complacency.  And Michael Barone reviews Complacent Class.

4. The fifty greatest conductors of all time?

5. Those new service sector jobs: “That time I hired a professional masturbation coach.”  The link doesn’t show “it” directly, but still I think would count as not safe for work.  And is sex overrated?  Safe for work.

6. Ariel Rubinstein reviews Dani Rodrik, also safe for work.

Friday assorted links

1. The great (media) unbundling.  And should Disney buy Netflix?

2. Japan’s hi-tech toilets to get standardized symbols.

3. Drive driverless cars for a living (those new service sector jobs).

4. Some Trump budget proposals, including eliminating the NEA and NEH.  And detailed (but still incomplete) analysis of the proposed tax reform, from Treasury.

5. More on the new French Polynesian floating city, including the tourist angle.

6. Robert Shiller says stock prices will fall, at least he is taking a stand.

7. The excellence of Timothy Taylor.

Saturday assorted links

1. My life as a Whole Foods DJ booker those new service sector jobs.

2. The political power of black women.

3. Antiprioritarianism (pdf), by Hilary Greaves.

4. Was the internet hack driven by commandeered Internet of Things?  I cannot verify what is in there, but it is potentially a very important and also disturbing post, via Binyamin Appelbaum.

5. The evidence for universe acceleration may be flimsier than we had thought.  And do you think this is a bigger story than #4 in this list?

6. No one bid for John Nash’s Nobel Prize — was that the Nash equilibrium?

7. Chemical bike lock causes vomiting in thieves.

Friday assorted links

1. Why is Russia escalating in Ukraine?

2. Those new service sector jobs: consultant to autodidact physicists.

3. Do Greenland sharks live for 400 years?  And it seems they don’t reach sexual maturity until 150, and their age is dated with reference to the “golden age” of nuclear bomb testing.

4. “About your cat(s)…

5. “Zhang’s parents apparently allow him to carry the doll but are still very insistent that he should still get married.

6. Yes, yes The Great Satan but John Cochrane is right too.