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    Wednesday assorted links - Marginal REVOLUTION

    1. “Dual promotion” as a strategy. 2. Data on rising psychological distress in America. 3. 5-year...

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    Why have college completion rates increased? - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Jeffrey T. Denning, Eric R. Eide, Kevin J. Mumford, Richard W. Patterson and Merrill Warnick tell...

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    George Washington Can Be Proud - Marginal REVOLUTION

    In recent years formerly proud universities such as Georgetown, Princeton, and MIT have cravenly failed to...

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    New York City fact of the day - Marginal REVOLUTION

    The top 1 percent of earners, who make more than $804,000 a year, contributed 41 percent...

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    Democracy for our Mars colony? - Marginal REVOLUTION

    That is the topic of my latest Bloomberg column, here is one excerpt: The Yale proposal...

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    Rent seeking and the decline of the Florentine school - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Economists have claimed that the invisible hand of competition is behind the historical episodes of outstanding...

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    Tuesday assorted links - Marginal REVOLUTION

    1. I would give the piece a different normative twist, but this Tablet piece is a...

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    Blockchains: A Promise Enforcement Engine - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Anthony Lee Zhang on blockchains How do blockchains change the state of things? Blockchains are an...

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    The glories of Irish economics - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Yesterday I mentioned the underrated Irish Enlightenment (don’t forget Toland!), today I will briefly lay out...

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    More guns, more crime? - Marginal REVOLUTION

    The full title of the paper is “More Guns, More Unintended Consequences: The Effects of Right-to-Carry...

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    Monday assorted links - Marginal REVOLUTION

    1. Status-seeking in women is more tolerated than is power-seeking. 2. Visual graphic on the migration...

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    What should I ask Hanif Abdurraqib? - Marginal REVOLUTION

    It will be a conversation, though not a recorded CWT.  Here is Wikipedia on him: Hanif...

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    What I've been reading - Marginal REVOLUTION

    1. Andrea G. McDowell, We the Miners: Self-Government in the California Gold Rush.  An important law...

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    How much pilot training should be required? - Marginal REVOLUTION

    [Derek} Thompson: To what extent do you think regulatory policy is making America’s airlines particularly fragile to...

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    Sunday assorted links - Marginal REVOLUTION

    1, Ancient Greek and Roman home and city sizes. 2. The past is a foreign country,...

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    The intellectual mistake of once-and-for-allism - Marginal REVOLUTION

    One of the most common intellectual mistakes! Do note however that it is an efficient mistake...

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    Saturday assorted links - Marginal REVOLUTION

    1. “It’s 5,000 times bigger than most bacteria,” Volland said. “To put it into context, it...

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    The controversial economics of abortion law - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Here is a good and useful survey by Jon Hilsenrath and Amara Omeokwe (WSJ). The post...

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    *How the World Became Rich* - Marginal REVOLUTION

    By Mark Koyama (my colleague) and Jared Rubin, with the subtitle The Historical Origins of Economic...

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    AlphaZero Ideas - Marginal REVOLUTION

    That is a new and exciting paper from Julio González-Díaz and Ignacio Palacios-Huerta, here is the...

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    Friday assorted links - Marginal REVOLUTION

    1. Our response to Monkeypox has been less than impressive. 2. Why are some nations more...

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    *Super-Infinite: The Transformations of John Donne* - Marginal REVOLUTION

    This new book by Katherine Rundell, now out in the UK but still pending in the...

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    An AI does a CWT between me and "Janet Yellen" - Marginal REVOLUTION

    TYLER COWEN: I want to ask you a series of questions about what’s overrated and underrated....

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    That was then, this is now - Marginal REVOLUTION

    On July 7 [1917], while the unsuccessful hunt for fugitive Bolsheviks continued, Prince Lvov resigned as...

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    Thursday assorted links - Marginal REVOLUTION

    1. Claims about overnight excess returns.  Big if true. 2. Thread about the Malaysian economy. 3....

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    Capital is drying up for biotech companies - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Just nine biotech companies have listed in the US this year, raising a total of $1bn,...

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    What I've been reading - Marginal REVOLUTION

    1. Ian Morris, Geography is Destiny: Britain and the World: A 10,000 Year History.  None of...

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    The great stagnation and the primacy of foreign policy - Marginal REVOLUTION

    One cause (and effect) of the great stagnation, as emphasized by Peter Thiel and others (including...

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    Wednesday assorted links - Marginal REVOLUTION

    1. “Fazio found that attractiveness was negatively associated with support for redistribution – this was the...

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    The Birds and the Bees - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Ocean City, NJ hires falconers to keep the seagulls off the boardwalk–in fact, they are looking...

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    Rereading Edward Gibbon on the fall of Rome - Marginal REVOLUTION

    I hadn’t looked at this work for a long time, and I was struck by how...

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    Regulatory quality is declining - Marginal REVOLUTION

    One example of such evidence-free regulation in recent years comes from the Department of Health and...

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    Very interesting Edward Nevraumont review of *Talent* - Marginal REVOLUTION

    The review makes many points, here is one excerpt:  Everywhere I have worked, the organization’s hiring...

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    Tuesday assorted links - Marginal REVOLUTION

    1. How Vitalik travels.  No umbrella! 2. Suwalki Gap named the most dangerous place on earth...

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    Roland Fryer on DEI - Marginal REVOLUTION

    One of the most important developments in the study of racial inequality has been the quantification...

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    The predictability of Chicago shooting victims - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Out-of-sample accuracy is strikingly high: of the 500 people with the highest predicted risk [ of...

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    Rich people pay higher mark-ups - Marginal REVOLUTION

    One implication is that income inequality isn’t quite as extreme as measured.  Another implication is that...

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    Monday assorted links - Marginal REVOLUTION

    1. Racial discrimination in the book trade. 2. Fintan O’Toole on Dublin and Ulysses. 3. “Today,...

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    Grade non-disclosure agreements - Marginal REVOLUTION

    I had never heard of those, but it turns out they are common at top business...

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    GiveDirectly to Administer Cash Grants Pilot in Chicago - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Long time readers will know that both Tyler and I have been promoting GiveDirectly since its...

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    Does economic literacy encourage polarization? - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Hume’s revenge! Previous research highlights the role that political knowledge plays in forming political positions and...

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    The problem of twin addresses Leibniz was wrong - Marginal REVOLUTION

    2 George Street BB5 0HD, and 2 George Street BB5 0ET, both in Accrington, Lancashire, are only...

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    Sunday assorted links - Marginal REVOLUTION

    1. The Malcolm Gladwell/Paul Simon audiobook is very good.  Hearts and Bones is my favorite Simon...

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    Recent TFR by income - Marginal REVOLUTION

    I think a lot of people don’t know this relationship has a U-shape. pic.twitter.com/Q23oHtzmiY — Matthew...

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    Work From Home and commercial real estate values - Marginal REVOLUTION

    We study the impact of remote work on the commercial office sector. We document large shifts...

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    Claims about artillery - Marginal REVOLUTION

    In short, US annual artillery production would at best only last for 10 days to two...

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    Saturday assorted links - Marginal REVOLUTION

    1. An obvious but still underrated point: “we find parenting attitudes strongly predict paternalistic policy attitudes—more...

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    Germany will finally have to pay for Italy's debts - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Bond yields of countries such as Italy and Spain shot up to their highest level for...

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    My excellent Conversation with Marc Andreessen - Marginal REVOLUTION

    I’ve been wanting to do this one for some while, and Marc did not disappoint.  Here...