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    Tuesday assorted links - Marginal REVOLUTION

    1. Are tunnels our transportation future? 2. American Bankers Association suggests partnership with crypto firms. 3....

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    Inequality sentence fragments to ponder - Marginal REVOLUTION

    …wealth inequality varies greatly across countries, and there is no clear correlation with countries’ levels of...

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    Achieve! - Marginal REVOLUTION

    It’s very easy to include MRU videos in a class using our textbook, Modern Principles of...

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    Olympic Charter Cities - Marginal REVOLUTION

    An interesting idea from Max. It’s getting harder to find a city to host the Olympics...

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    The Political-Economic Causes of the Soviet Great Famine, 1932–33 - Marginal REVOLUTION

    This study constructs a large new dataset to investigate whether state policy led to ethnic Ukrainians...

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    The median voter theorem is underrated - Marginal REVOLUTION

    That is the theme of my latest Bloomberg column, here is one excerpt: More broadly, it...

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    Physical vs. mental ailments - Marginal REVOLUTION

    A loyal MR reader asks: Physical ailments generally lead to behaviors that offset or improve them,...

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    Monday assorted links - Marginal REVOLUTION

    1. “As Elizabeth Currid-Halkett reported in her 2017 book, The Sum of Small Things, affluent parents have increased...

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    Are You More Strategic than a Fifth Grader? - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Isabelle Brocas and Juan Carrillo have a new paper in the JPE testing when children develop...

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    A new chess variant - Marginal REVOLUTION

    With Steven Brams, an American game theorist, Ismail devised a radical but easily implemented solution to...

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    Within one hundred years the future is going to get very weird - Marginal REVOLUTION

    That is the theme of my latest Bloomberg column, here is one excerpt: The notion that...

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    Sunday assorted links - Marginal REVOLUTION

    1. “Due to the extreme heat, Oregonians can pump their own gas until midnight tonight.“- 2....

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    Monterrey notes - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Most of all, I was surprised at how beautiful the city setting is — gleaming skyscrapers...

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    The incentives for Mexican hotel Covid testing - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Yes you need a negative result on the test to return to the United States, but...

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    What I've been reading - Marginal REVOLUTION

    1. Richard Lapper, Beef, Bible, and Bullets: Brazil in the Age of Bolsonaro.  A very good...

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    Saturday assorted links - Marginal REVOLUTION

    1. Markets in everything. 2. “Perhaps they are everywhere? Undetectable distributed quantum computation and communication for...

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    *The Deep Places: A Memoir of Illness and Discovery* - Marginal REVOLUTION

    That is the new forthcoming Ross Douthat book, focusing on his struggles with Lyme disease.  It...

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    What should I ask Claudia Goldin? - Marginal REVOLUTION

    I will be doing a Conversation with her, so what should I ask? Here is part...

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    *Home in the World: A Memoir* - Marginal REVOLUTION

    That is the new Amartya Sen autobiography, and it is well…a biography.  You learn that he...

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    Our regulatory state is still, still, still failing us - Marginal REVOLUTION

    The U.S. agency leading the fight against Covid-19 gave up a crucial surveillance tool tracking the effectiveness...

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    The great psychometric test continues - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Australia has deployed hundreds of soldiers to Sydney to help enforce a Covid lockdown. A Delta...

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    Friday assorted links - Marginal REVOLUTION

    1. Interview with Dan Wang. 2. Vitalik on overuse of the Gini coefficient. 3. “…compartmentalizing is...

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    Welcome to the Club - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Ashish Jha, dean of the School of Public Health at Brown University, has had it with...

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    Richard Hanania on safety craziness - Marginal REVOLUTION

    There are other complications too; some people are just low IQ, and maybe their dumb beliefs...

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    The manga culture that is French fiscal policy - Marginal REVOLUTION

    When the French government launched a smartphone app that gives 300 euros to every 18-year-old in...

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    The vaccine lottery is a worthwhile investment - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Conditional cash lotteries (CCLs) provide people with opportunities to win monetary prizes only if they make...

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    Thursday assorted links - Marginal REVOLUTION

    1. Against CBDC. 2. Confirmation of radar data on Tic Tac.  And the Navy filmer, now...

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    A Step Closer to General AI - Marginal REVOLUTION

    From Google’s Deep Mind: In recent years, artificial intelligence agents have succeeded in a range of...

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    Lapses in insurance payments - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Most individual life insurance policies lapse, with lapsers cross-subsidizing non-lapsers. We show that policies and lapse...

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    America's Covid policy remains largely a train wreck - Marginal REVOLUTION

    That is the topic of my latest Bloomberg column, or use this link https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2021-07-27/america-s-covid-policies-are-a-contradictory-mess, some of...

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    Wednesday assorted links - Marginal REVOLUTION

    1. Renderings of large, extinct animals. 2. Rank size of a minority group matters for hate...

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    My excellent Conversation with Niall Ferguson - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Here is the audio, video, and transcript.  Here is part of the CWT summary: Niall joined...

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    Donald Trump and partisan fertility - Marginal REVOLUTION

    You people are weird: Changes in political leadership drive large changes in economic optimism. We exploit...

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    Sports are good for student athletes - Marginal REVOLUTION

    The recent Supreme Court decision NCAA vs Alston (June 2021) has heightened interest in the benefits...

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    What should I ask Amia Srinivasan? - Marginal REVOLUTION

    I will be doing a Conversation with her, her forthcoming book The Right to Sex: Feminism...

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    Tuesday assorted links - Marginal REVOLUTION

    1. Where Elon Musk lives/lived. 2. Are Treasuries undervalued (in absolute terms)? 3. On Medici and...

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    The Farrago of International Travel Restrictions - Marginal REVOLUTION

    International travel restrictions are a farrago built on fear, statistical confusion, and out-dated information. The US,...

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    Why vaccine passports are a welfare-dominated approach - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Use monetary rewards (or penalties) if need be.  Here is Joshua Gans applying some game theory...

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    Growing Oligopolies, Prices, Output, and Productivity - Marginal REVOLUTION

    The real monopoly problems in our economy are not the firms that push up some very...

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    Do looks matter for an academic career in economics? - Marginal REVOLUTION

    It seems they do: We document appearance effects in the economics profession. Using unique data on...

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    Monday assorted links - Marginal REVOLUTION

    1. How number theory works, excellent thread. 2. Task-based discrimination. 3. Buchanan and Vanberg reading list...

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    The 1991 Project - Marginal REVOLUTION

    In 1991 on the verge of bankruptcy, India abandoned the License-Raj and freed its economy from...

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    They modeled this - why women might see fewer STEM ads - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Women see fewer advertisements about entering into science and technology professions than men do. But it’s...

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    Swedish study will pay people to get vaccinated - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Swedish volunteers will be paid £17 each to be immunised in Europe’s largest test of whether...

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    Sunday assorted links - Marginal REVOLUTION

    1. Anecdotal: “But Herring’s refusal to give up his @Tennessee handle, federal prosecutors say, led to...

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    Mark Zuckerberg and the metaverse - Marginal REVOLUTION

    And I actually would go so far as to say that I think that might be...

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    Why do they keep the books wrapped in Mexican bookstores? - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Yes, wrapped in clear shrink wrap.  So you can’t page through them and see what the...

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    How to find the best food in Oaxaca - Marginal REVOLUTION

    That is the topic of my latest Bloomberg column, here is one excerpt: First, if you...

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    Monterrey, Mexico bleg - Marginal REVOLUTION

    What do you all recommend I do here? I thank you in advance for the kind...

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    Saturday assorted links - Marginal REVOLUTION

    1. New Kalshi prediction markets in beta form. 2. The Austin Vernon blog.  Or better link...