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    Pickles are underrated

    You are going to be running to the refrigerator for snacks anyway, so why not make...

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    Sunday assorted links

    1. “As of Wednesday, women and men in Panama are under different quarantine schedules.” 2. Banerjee...

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    Immunity Passes Must Be Combined With Variolation

    I wrote earlier that “recovered individuals have a kind of superpower and would be highly desirable...

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    Stopping time plus hazard pay?

    You’ve previously publicized the clever solution to the Corona-crisis of “stopping time.”  As others have pointed...

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    The Strategy: Suppress then Test, Trace, Isolate

    From internet comments I’ve seen some confusion on the suppress then “test, trace, isolate” strategy. The...

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    Nils Karlson on the Swedish strategy (from an email forwarded to me)

    Dear [redacted], The strategy chosen by Sweden is of course discussed, but I would still say...

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    Sentences to ponder, Mencius Moldbug coronavirus edition

    “Anyone repeating lines like “the Trump administration has failed” is spreading an Orwellian lie. There is...

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    That was then, this is now — Pushkin under lockdown

    In autumn 1830, Pushkin was confined by a cholera outbreak to the village of Boldino, his...

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    Saturday assorted links

    1. Is the RMB in decline? 2. Free app to report how you feel and thus...

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    Trump Stops Masks from Going to Canada

    In The Defense Production Act I argued that the DPA was neither especially useful or necessary...

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    Thank You Bill Gates

    Bill Gates, who warned us–The Next Outbreak, We’re not ready–is getting ready for a vaccine, in...

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    Tethered pairs and locational extremes

    Let us assume that you, for reasons of choice or necessity, are spending time in close...

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    World 2.0 — “There are decades where nothing happens, and weeks where decades happen”

    This is from a very able and perceptive correspondent: World 1.0 World 2.0 110 successive months...

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    Measuring the Cost of Regulation: A Text-Based Approach

    We derive a measure of firm-level regulatory costs from the text of corporate earnings calls. We...

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    Friday assorted links

    1. Scott Alexander reviews Toby Ord’s The Precipice, about existential risk. 2. Pooled testing in Germany....

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    That was then, this is now: Palantir privacy edition

    Data-analytics company Palantir Technologies Inc. is in talks to provide software to governments across Europe to...

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    How many lives is hospitalization saving in the pandemic?

    Do we have evidence that hospitalization of COVID19 patients is actually saving significant numbers of lives?...

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    The fiscal multiplier during World War II

    WWII is viewed as the quintessential example of fiscal stimulus and exerts an outsized influence on...