Bookmarks (4496)

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    The religious polity that is Iceland - Marginal REVOLUTION

    A proposal to ban clergy from charging or accepting fees for funerals, weddings and baptisms has...

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    Wednesday assorted links - Marginal REVOLUTION

    1. Larry Katz on the Great Resignation. 2. Paul Krugman reviews Dune and Foundation (NYT). 3....

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    Clement and Tribe Predicted the FDA Catastrophe - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Laboratory developed tests are not FDA regulated–never have been–instead the labs are regulated under the Clinical...

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    The biggest tax bill ever tax estimate of the day - Marginal REVOLUTION

    According to Zucman’s analysis, Musk would pay as much as $50 billion under the tax over...

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    Sequoia to go more long-term - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Sequoia Capital, one of Silicon Valley’s oldest and largest venture capital firms, has launched a bold...

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    Don't overpredict a negative future - Marginal REVOLUTION

    That is the topic of my latest Bloomberg column, here is one bit: A second question...

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    Tuesday assorted links - Marginal REVOLUTION

    1. People systematically underestimate how frequently their conversation partners think of them. 2. Does the internet...

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    Further points on the tax on unrealized capital gains - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Put simply, this proposal is biased towards people with inherited wealth, invested in non-traded assets and...

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    On the persistence of the China Shock - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Here are new results from Autor, Dorn, and Hanson: We evaluate the duration of the China...

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    The economic consequences of the Opium War - Marginal REVOLUTION

    That is a new NBER working paper by Wolfgang Keller and Caroline H. Shiue, here is...

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    Monday assorted links - Marginal REVOLUTION

    1. Jodi Ettenberg interview.  Recommended. 2. “No evidence for cumulating socioeconomic advantage. Ability explains increasing SES...

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    The tax on unrealized capital gains - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Maybe I don’t understand how the supposed plan is supposed to work.  There is no tax...

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    Intertemporal substitution sentences to ponder - Marginal REVOLUTION

    “The Federal Aviation Administration is prohibited from creating safety regulations for private spaceflights until October 2023.”...

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    What I've been reading - Marginal REVOLUTION

    1. Catherine Nicholson, Reading and Not Reading the Faerie Queene.  A splendid book, take the title...

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    Sunday assorted links - Marginal REVOLUTION

    1. Ducklings and fluid mechanics. 2. How many Americans were abandoned in Afghanistan and still wish...

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    Ports and Tolerance - Marginal REVOLUTION

    An elegant essay by Saumitra Jha on why tolerance between Hindus and Muslims evolved in India’s...

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    *Dune*, the movie (no real spoilers) - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Score and soundtrack: A+, Hans Zimmer Visual intelligence and sophistication: A+ Beauty: A+ Drama: I thought...

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    Janos Kornai and the soft budget constraint - Marginal REVOLUTION

    The most developed thesis of that book was that capitalist economies were in a state of...

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    NASA chief Bill Nelson on UFOs - Marginal REVOLUTION

    An unprecedented statement by current NASA Director and former Senator Bill Nelson. It is the most...

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    Saturday assorted links - Marginal REVOLUTION

    1. “More than 100,000 people have had their eyes scanned for free cryptocurrency.” (FT, how long...

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    The greatest book(s) on Africa ever written? - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Yes, I am talking about the new seven-volume set Architectural Guide to Sub-Saharan Africa.  I am...

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    The whip-banning polity that is Reno - Marginal REVOLUTION

    The Reno City Council voted to ban the possession and use of whips without a permit...

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    Friday assorted links - Marginal REVOLUTION

    1. The culture that is Cook Islands quarantine.  They just got back from the Tokyo Olympics....

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    The Price of COVID-19 Risk In A Public University - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Wow. Duha Altindag, Samuel Cole and R. Alan Seals Jr, three professors in the economics department...

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    What I've been reading - Marginal REVOLUTION

    1. Paul A. Offit, You Bet Your Life: From Blood Transfusions to Mass Vaccination, the Long...

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    Straussian Beatles, Paul McCartney solo edition - Marginal REVOLUTION

    One thing I’ve always enjoyed about Paul is his willingness to be a plain, flat outright...

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    Covid facts to ponder - Marginal REVOLUTION

    The overall death rate for men is 1.6 times higher than the death rate for women....

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    Thursday assorted links - Marginal REVOLUTION

    1. Why so little eSports in Japan? 2. Are emergency sirens dangerous? (NYT, though it seems...

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    Understanding the Rise in Life Expectancy Inequality - Marginal REVOLUTION

    By Gordon B. Dahl et.al.: We provide a novel decomposition of changing gaps in life expectancy...

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    Optimism about Mexico a story of compounding returns - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Current per capital income measures at about 19k PPP.  Apply 2.2% growth for 30-35 years and...

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    My Conversation with Stanley McChrystal - Marginal REVOLUTION

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

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    Wednesday assorted links - Marginal REVOLUTION

    1. “It is said that bosses of the ‘Ndrangheta – godfathers and clan leaders – make...

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    Causal Inference at Twitter - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Twitter engineering had a nice tweet thread on how they use econometrics and causal inference:  You...

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    Long soccer Covid - Marginal REVOLUTION

    This paper estimates the workplace productivity effects of COVID-19 by studying performance of soccer players after...

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    Medicaid coverage doesn't seem to help for diabetes and asthma - Marginal REVOLUTION

    …we use Oregon’s 2008 Medicaid lottery to assess the management of diabetes and asthma, as well...

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    What is going on in this Malaysian-Chinese libertarian video of the year? - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Blocked on Weibo, by the way.  One major figure in the video is the Malaysian-Chinese rapper...

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    Tuesday assorted links - Marginal REVOLUTION

    1. Ted Gioia 12 predictions for the future of music. 2. How and what should a...

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    Make TeleMedicine Permanent - Marginal REVOLUTION

    One of the silver linings of the pandemic was the ability to see a doctor and...

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    Worrying Sentence(s) of the Day - Marginal REVOLUTION

    NYTimes: An examination of hundreds of health departments around the country shows that the nation may...

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    My podcast with philosopher Jimmy Alfonso Licon - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Somewhat less than an hour, here is his summary of our chat: Prof. Cowen and I...

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    Average is over - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Thirteen-year-olds saw unprecedented declines in both reading and math between 2012 and 2020, according to scores...

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    FDA relents on mix and match for third dose - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Here is the NYT account, they sound both confused and confusing.  How about “if you have...

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    Some of them are frauds - Marginal REVOLUTION

    The panel also seemed intrigued by preliminary data suggesting that Johnson & Johnson recipients may be...

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    Monday assorted links - Marginal REVOLUTION

    1. Fukushima wildlife seems to be fine. 2. A Hansonian primer. 3. Patent protection boosted plant...

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    Be Green: Buy a Coal Mine! - Marginal REVOLUTION

    It’s time to reup the idea of buying coal mines and shuttering them. I wrote about...

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    Jack Yeats, the greatest Irish artist - Marginal REVOLUTION

    I am going to pick Jack Butler Yeats (1871-1957, Sligo) as Ireland’s greatest artist. And yes...

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    *Let It Be*, the new release - Marginal REVOLUTION

    So what did I get for my $117, other than six discs that could have been...

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    Sunday assorted links - Marginal REVOLUTION

    1. “Nearly 40% of California state workers are unvaccinated against COVID despite Newsom order.” 2. “Part...

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    The continuing case for nuclear energy - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Climate mitigation scenarios envision considerable growth of wind and solar power, but scholars disagree on how...

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    Is this the uh-oh moment for renewable energy? - Marginal REVOLUTION

    That is the topic of my latest Bloomberg column, here is one excerpt: American elites like...