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    Sunday assorted links - Marginal REVOLUTION

    1. Do people still remember Ava Gardner? 2. Update on programming language performance in economics. 3....

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    Who is Wealthy? - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Branko Milanovic argues against comparing wealth over time: The difficulty of measurement of wealth between different...

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    What should I ask Philip Tetlock? - Marginal REVOLUTION

    I will be having a Conversation with him, no associated public event.  So what should I...

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    Health care economist sentences to ponder - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Various ideas to cut costs in Medicare and Medicaid have been proposed in recent years. Health...

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    Saturday assorted links - Marginal REVOLUTION

    1. Sino-African architecture. 2. Phasing out squat toilets in Tokyo (a few years ago they were...

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    Patients as Consumers in the Market for Medicine: Bedside Manner > Survival Probability - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Young and Chen, 2020: Consumer-driven health care is often heralded as a new quality paradigm in...

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    An argument for weaker copyright in books - Marginal REVOLUTION

    From Barbara Biasi and Petra Moser: Copyrights, which establish intellectual property in music, science,and other creative...

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    Claims about white people - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Black women for instance, present a consistent pattern of improvement in happiness across decades, while White...

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    Does digital socialism have a future? - Marginal REVOLUTION

    No, not a good future, according to Jesús Fernández-Villaverde: Can artificial intelligence, in particular, machine learning...

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    Friday assorted links - Marginal REVOLUTION

    1. Martin Gurri watch, Scandinavian Airlines edition. 2. Profile of Zucman and Saez (NYT). 3. How...

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    Very good sentences - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Nearly all of the biggest challenges in America are, at some level, a housing problem. Rising...

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    A central bank digital currency is not a good idea, redux - Marginal REVOLUTION

    The introduction of a central bank digital currency (CBDC) allows the central bank to engage in...

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    The missionary roots of liberal democracy - Marginal REVOLUTION

    I had not known of this important piece.  From 2012, by Robert D. Woodberry, at the National...

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    Thursday assorted links - Marginal REVOLUTION

    1. Toward a simple critique of applications and why most of them fail. 2. Additional results...

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    Willingness to be Paid: Who Trains for Tech Jobs? - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Here is a new paper from Joy Buchanan, Emergent Ventures winner: Having a larger high-skill workforce...

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    In praise of art books - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Running out of things to read?  Do you ever have the sneaky feeling that books might...

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    Education sentences to ponder - Marginal REVOLUTION

    The unemployment rate for young college graduates exceeds that of the general population, and about 41 percent...