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Saturday assorted links

Friday assorted links

1. “Unlike some of these contests, the winner isn’t chosen at random. Instead, “your level of enthusiasm for watching home improvement shows will be a strong factor in the selection process,” according to the contest website.”  Link here.

2. Inequality amongst children.

3. Can bees smell Covid-19?

4. Which incentives for vaccines are most effective for which groups? (NYT)

5. Magnus Carlsen edition: That was then, and this is now (link fixed).

6. The best Ursula Le Guin books?

Wednesday assorted links

1. Additional problems with central bank digital currencies.

2. Nicholas Wade on where Covid-19 really came from.  And commentary from Elad.  Original link is updated here.

3. Police vaccination rates are low.

4. “Travel agencies in Thailand are selling coronavirus “vaccine tours” to the United States, as some wealthy Thais grow impatient awaiting mass inoculations that are still a month away amid the country’s biggest outbreak so far.”  Link here.

Monday assorted links

1. Stapp and Dourado criticizing bitcoin.  Better than the usual b.s.

2. Reindeer cyclones.

3. How old are you?  Recommended for all those above a certain age, but which age might that be?  There is only one way to find out.

4. How Pixar uses colors.

5. Johnny Rogan, one of the best biographers, has passed away.

6. “We find that the shutdown of Google News reduces overall news consumption by about 20% for treatment users, and reduces page views on publishers other than Google News by 10%. This decrease is concentrated around small publishers.”  Link here.

Sunday assorted links

1. Those new service sector jobs.

2. How much would be collected from a higher capital gains rate?

3. Fairfax County police chief under fire for earlier behavior.

4. “The Pfizer vaccine’s “280 different components, manufactured in 86 different sites across 19 countries, driven partly by the research of Turkish migrants to Germany, is globalization in a needle.””  Link here.

5. Income at the margin for Supreme Court Justices (Bloomberg).  Is this a problem or not?

6. The difficulties of being Australian (Pakistani).

Friday assorted links

Thursday assorted links

1. Michael Collins, RIP (Byrds song).

2. The rise of French tacos (New Yorker).

3. Cass Sunstein on interest group theories of regulation.

4. Biden sides with the stagnationists.

5. Really?: “Germany’s domestic intelligence service said on Wednesday that it would surveil members of the increasingly aggressive coronavirus denier movement because they posed a risk of undermining the state.” (NYT)

6. It is hard to reform science funding, I say go stand-alone, important.

7. Can this France poll be right?

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