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    Would a payroll tax cut help avoid a recession? - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Right now, probably not.  Here is an excerpt from my latest Bloomberg column: The inclination in...

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    Those new (old) service sector jobs: personal book curator - Marginal REVOLUTION

    From the unusual products flogged on health and wellbeing site Goop to her one-of-a-kind beauty habits, Gwyneth Paltrow...

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    Starbucks monetary policy - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Starbucks has around $1.6 billion in stored value card liabilities outstanding. This represents the sum of all physical...

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    Latitude - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Are there systematic trends around the world in levels of creativity, aggressiveness, life satisfaction, individualism, trust,...

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    Friday assorted links - Marginal REVOLUTION

    1. A pianist’s tips on how to practice (“avoid flow.”) 2. New results on the sheepskin...

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    Crypto to make your head spin - Marginal REVOLUTION

    We analyze a two-country economy with complete markets, featuring two national currencies as well as a...

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    What I've been reading - Marginal REVOLUTION

    1. Robert Lawson and Benjamin Powell, Socialism Sucks: Two Economists Drink Their Way Through the Unfree...

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    The nature of pessimism - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Pessimists are happy dreamers.  They make the world in their own image and so always manage...

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    Lie to Me - Marginal REVOLUTION

    From A Test of the Micro Expressions Training Tool: The theory behind micro‐expressions posits that when...

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    The bullish case for ride-sharing services - Marginal REVOLUTION

    In a survey by AARP last year, only 29 percent of those over 50 had used...

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    Thursday assorted links - Marginal REVOLUTION

    1. Leela Chess Zero.  And the latest in computer chess.  And podcast with Ken Regan.  And...

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    Tuesday assorted links - Marginal REVOLUTION

    1. Hong Kong Straussians. 2. Pro-Brexit views are pulling more British voters into conservative views on...

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    The polity that is Poland - Marginal REVOLUTION

    A new law that comes into effect in Poland this week will scrap income tax for roughly...

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    A countercultural take on China - Marginal REVOLUTION

    That is what I serve up in my Bloomberg column, note it is a reminder more...

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    Warsaw notes - Marginal REVOLUTION

    I recommend a trip here.  Imagine a European country with (roughly) a four percent growth rate...

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    Wednesday assorted links - Marginal REVOLUTION

    1. Poland’s baby bump. 2. Science fiction shorts by Nigerian teens. 3. Why is Joe Rogan...

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    An email I sent on negative nominal interest rates - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Some of the negative nominal premium comes from the fact that you need these govt. securities...

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    My podcast with Russ Roberts, EconTalker - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Russ was the interviewer, he and I both think it is the best discussion we have...