5. “When thinking about whether new generations can or cannot afford housing keep in mind that the currently existing stock of houses will all be sold to a new generation.” — That’s Alex T. on Twitter!
4. MbS plans for Neom, the new Saudi city. Here is the full WSJ piece, recommended, and this: “Building Neom will require money Saudi Arabia doesn’t have. The country has recently run budget deficits, and MBS has committed to bets like a $45 billion investment in a Softbank Group Corp. fund. The kingdom has used money borrowed from abroad to fund Neom’s first stages, according to people familiar with the matter.”
6. “In Hong Kong protests, faces become weapons” (NYT). “The police officers wrestled with Colin Cheung in an unmarked car. They needed his face.
They grabbed his jaw to force his head in front of his iPhone. They slapped his face. They shouted, “Wake up!” They pried open his eyes. It all failed: Mr. Cheung had disabled his phone’s facial-recognition login with a quick button mash as soon as they grabbed him.”
7. When animals interrupt sports (photo gallery).
2. My BBS comment with Michelle Dawson on social motivation and autism, full set of comments here.
4. Lama’s questions to ask people (“Skip the small talk”).
5. “Privatization of public goods can cause population decline“: but it’s about microbials.
6. More Magnus.
7. Many academics give advice to their younger selves — many sad, pathetic and whiny, self-pitying answers, really an indictment of sorts. Why did so few of the respondents say: “I had one of the most remarkable guaranteed jobs in history, and I used it somewhat to help the world, but I wish I had used it so much more”?
1. Health care and Medicaid effectiveness: “We find a 0.13 percentage point decline in annual mortality,
a 9.3 percent reduction over the sample mean, associated with Medicaid expansion for this population. The effect is driven by a reduction in disease-related deaths and grows over time…”
6. Apple disruption.
1. The culture that is West Palm Beach: “The loop of “Baby Shark” and “Raining Tacos” is a temporary fix to keep homeless people off the patio.”
6. “We are granting early access to our India local data series: 500k villages, 8000 towns, 4000 constituencies. 25 years of admin data on firms, public goods, consumption, labor, elections, demographics, forest cover, etc.. All hyperlocal.” Link here.
1. They think these are the 25 most important contemporary artworks (NYT). Someone is in trouble, and I do not think it is me. I will endorse Kara Walker, however.
2. “...irrelevant non-mathematical knowledge interferes with the identification of basic, single-step solutions to arithmetic word problems, even among experts who have supposedly mastered abstract, context-independent reasoning.”
6. Where do self-driving vehicles stand now? (NYT)
3. Mulvaney, good piece.
6. The role of software in Apollo 11 (WSJ).
2. Should we add any countries as states to the U.S.? How about Greenland?
4. Eko Atlantic? (correct link now)