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Monday assorted links

1. The FATF crypto recommendations.

2. Markets in everything.

3. “The swan in question has been terrorizing the neighbourhood with its persistent door-knocking over the last five years, residents say.

4. Survey on body-worn police cameras, mostly positive results.

5. Funny (yet sort of true?) that I (along with @pmarca!) am viewed as the big socializer on this list.

6. Vaccinated people should return to greater socializing.  And good news on the South African strain.

Sunday assorted links

1. Do reconnaissance satellites lower the risk of international conflict?

2. Did life on earth start earlier than we had thought?  (You will note this is an example of Cowen’s 17th Law, namely that origins of things go back earlier than you had thought.)

3. Miami Heat arena to be renamed after cryptocurrency exchange FTX it would seem.

4. Lev Aronian plays Banter Blitz (and banters) “blindfold.”

5. Serbia giving free Covid shots to visitors.

6. Charges against Foucault for abusing young boys in Tunisia (London Times, gated).

7. Chinese universities in Hungary.

Saturday assorted links

1. The breakthrough in computational biology (good long NYT feature).

2. On the early history of Elon Musk.  And Twitch stream of a stop sign.

3. Female tennis players are more Covid-averse.

4. Rich Lowry on Trump’s border policy.

5. Do Republicans look more alike? And is it voter-driven?

6. “Your pet’s details have not been lost. We just need to clean up some of your data first.”

7. BitClout — is there a token representing you?  And here is a critical perspective on the venture.

Friday assorted links

1. The UK’s new £50 note celebrates Alan Turing with lots of geeky Easter eggs.

2. “Compared with the United States, students in China, India and Russia do not gain critical thinking skills over four years [of STEM education].

3. The latest from China concerning cotton.

4. Rutgers will require students to get the vaccine.

5. A response from the temperature-gdp authors.

6. Coverage of the left-wing economics revolution at Berkeley.

7. The rate of sexual victimization is higher than most people think.

8. Virginia Postrel on textiles and civilization (NYT).

9. Fergus McCullough favorite reads of 2020.

Thursday assorted links

1. If he had titled thisWe have come to bury Ayn Rand,” he might have had a point.

2. Poor Chinese marketing.

3. “Alabama school district, once home to infamous Tuskegee study, nears full COVID vaccination level.

4. UK competition authority concerned about “supply of GIFs.”  (You can’t make this stuff up, and yes Ayn Rand remains relevant.)

5. New Zealand nonetheless is facing a hospital crisis (see parenthetical remark on #4).

6. Response to Newell, Prest, and Sexton on the temperature-gdp paper.  I think the critique scores some good points against the authors, but it does not dissuade me from their fundamental conclusion that the current literature does not have a coherent answer to the key question about costs.

7. Forthcoming Congressional approaches to the next pandemic.

Wednesday assorted links

1. Thomas Meaney on Singapore.  Good, interesting long read from LRB.

2. What is the ideological news slant of your Twitter account? (mine was 57% left-wing, 34% right-wing, not too many centrists, at least by their measures, maybe I prefer “the kooks”).  I don’t wish to embarrass anyone in particular, but some of the ideological bubbles you can find with this are…just remarkable.

3. Why it is important to translocate rhinos upside down.

4. Ten economists address overheating, my view is closest to that of Jason Furman (NYT).

5. Are the economics of tennis broken? (Bloomberg)

6. Update on the Swedish pandemic experience.

7. Ross Douthat on decadence and the intellectuals.

Monday assorted links

1. “Our estimation shows that wildfire damages in 2018 totalled $148.5 (126.1–192.9) billion (roughly 1.5% of California’s annual gross domestic product), with $27.7 billion (19%) in capital losses, $32.2 billion (22%) in health costs and $88.6 billion (59%) in indirect losses (all values in US$).”  Link here.

2. More on the who is Satoshi debate.

3. “… the presence of immigrant students has a positive effect on the academic achievement of US-born students, especially for students from disadvantaged backgrounds. Moreover, the presence of immigrants does not affect negatively the performance of affluent US-born students, who typically show a higher academic achievement compared to immigrant students.”  Link here.

4. “We find that elderly suicide rate decreases by 8.7% during the Chinese Lunar New Year.

5. Hitler’s parents.

Saturday assorted links

1. DNIonUFOs.

2. Florida bans pythons: ““People have literally spent millions and even moved to Florida from out of state, built cages and started businesses, and now they have to get rid of everything,” said Brian Love, a founding member of the group’s state chapter.”

3. Maps of the names of Donald Duck’s brothers in different countries.

4. “In Germany, there’s a very great reluctance to countenance imposing affirmative harm on people in trade-off situations,” Dr. Persad said. “It’s a very strong emphasis on not causing harm, even if you allow much more harm through inaction.”  (NYT link)

5. Can North and South Korea construct a shared dictionary?

Thursday assorted links

1. The rise of basketball in India.

2. “Still, the Bigamy Bill faced an uphill battle in Utah’s legislature, which is eighty-six per cent Mormon—although only about sixty-four per cent of the state’s residents are.” (New Yorker)  And Ukraine.

3. Hacksilver coins.  And John Cochrane on the new macro.  And how much should we borrow?

4. “Date me.”

5. Matthew Stephenson early to the party on Glyphs.

6. Brazilian health care system close to collapse.

Tuesday assorted links

1. The new macroeconomic thinking, some of it is good, note that about half of it runs counter to long established empirical truths that never have been overturned (as always, so much faith in that Lucas supply curve!).

2. April 3rd is Callard on Pessoa on Interintellect, Pessoa being a favorite thinker of mine.

3. Stephen Bechtel has passed away (NYT).

4. Disulfiram against Covid?

5. Seller reputation and price gouging.

6. Is it time for a new World’s Fair?