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    Nuclear power doesn't count as green in the EU - Marginal REVOLUTION

    France is the only one of the 27 EU member states to have missed its objective...

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    What I've been reading - Marginal REVOLUTION

    1. Annie Ernaux, The Years.  The most famous book by the most recent Nobel Laureate in...

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    Solve for the equilibrium - Marginal REVOLUTION

    A Buddhist temple in central Thailand has been left without monks after all of its holy...

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    MRU/Retainit sign-ups - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Marginal Revolution University has partnered with a recent Emergent Ventures grantee to build ‘Duolingo for economics’....

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    Tuesday assorted links - Marginal REVOLUTION

    1. Behavioral approaches to increasing savings seem to work in the U.S. military. 2. MIE: “A...

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    Shruti Rajagopalan has a new Substack - Marginal REVOLUTION

    “Get Down and Shruti” (how many of you get the musical reference?).  Here is an excerpt...

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    The cost of regulatory compliance in the U.S. - Marginal REVOLUTION

    We quantify firms’ compliance costs of regulation from 2002 to 2014 in terms of their labor...

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    Child care sentences to ponder - Marginal REVOLUTION

    There is to date little or no evidence of beneficial effects of longer parental leave (or...

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    Monday assorted links - Marginal REVOLUTION

    1. Scott Sumner on Robert Louis Stevenson. 2. A man won the legal right to not...

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    Protesting via Equation - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Students in Beijiing protest via equations. Any mathematicians care to guess why? Answer in the comments....

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    *The Fabelmans* - Marginal REVOLUTION

    From the preview I feared it might be unwatchable, but it far exceeded expectations.  This story...

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    How good are on-line reviews for physicians? - Marginal REVOLUTION

    We compare the online reviews of 221 “Questionable” Illinois and Indiana physicians with multiple paid medical...

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    Sunday assorted links - Marginal REVOLUTION

    1. U.S. restrictions on GPU sales to China. 2. Inside (one part of) the pro-natalist movement....

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    Speeding up Inhaled Vaccines - Marginal REVOLUTION

    After Operation Warp Speed was disbanded by the Biden administration, vaccine development slowed from warp speed...

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    What I listened to in 2022 - Marginal REVOLUTION

    I am listing only new releases: Bach, Johann Sebastian, complete Sonatas and Partitas for violin, Fabio...

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    Wealth and income inequality have been falling - Marginal REVOLUTION

    And that is bad!  (Never reason from an income inequality decline.)  Despite a recent rebound, equity...

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    The polity that is German - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Yes the expenditures had prior approval, but that does not always lead to productive results: Nine...

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    Saturday assorted links - Marginal REVOLUTION

    1. Private market exchange putting Americans in touch with Ukrainians they wish to aid (WSJ). 2....

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    One reason why TFR problems are hard to fix - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Perhaps much larger birth subsidies would help to raise birth rates.  But the world with much...

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    Poland projection of the day - Marginal REVOLUTION

    If the UK continues with the same level of growth it has seen for the last...

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    Friday assorted links - Marginal REVOLUTION

    1. Law in the Bahamas.  At least at times.  And impact of the FTX collapse on...

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    More on the nominal strength of the dollar - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Adrián Lucardi writes to me, addressing yesterday’s question of why more currencies are not nominally stronger...

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    Detective Wanted - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Nat Friedman is seeking a full-time solo technical leader to go on a modern day Indiana Jones-style...

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    AI and language learning - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Rob asks: I would love to see you write on how AI changes the value of...

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    Why aren't more currencies more valuable than the U.S. dollar? - Marginal REVOLUTION

    The currencies from Kuwait and Bahrain and Grand Cayman are more valuable than the U.S. dollar,...

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    Assorted links - Marginal REVOLUTION

    1. Does quantum entanglement enable mechanisms that guarantee PD cooperation? 2. Building the Empire State Building....

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    Brussel Sprouts are Good - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Have you noticed that Brussel sprouts are enjoying a renaissance? Once scorned they are now showing...

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    *The Harvest Moon* - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Happy Thanksgiving! The painter’s name is…George Mason, further explanation here. The post *The Harvest Moon* appeared...

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    In the second chamber of the UK Parliament this last week - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Lord Triesman:  I will tell the noble Baroness, Lady Smith, that at Cambridge University, after the...

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    Wednesday assorted links - Marginal REVOLUTION

    1. Happy to see that Alexa is losing money. 2. What does an inflation-proof Thanksgiving dinner...

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    AI Conquers Diplomacy - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Diplomacy is a 7-player game in which players must persuade, cajole, coordinate, strategize, bluff and lie...

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    Best non-fiction books of 2022 - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Behind the links are sometimes but not always my longer reviews.  The list is (mostly) in...

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    What determines graduate admissions for economics? - Marginal REVOLUTION

    We introduce a model of the admissions process based upon standard agency theory and explore its...

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    Tuesday assorted links - Marginal REVOLUTION

    1. SBF as lobbyist.  And William Hazlitt on Bentham. 2. The Index Shirt, the price is...

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    The most controversial claim in *Stubborn Attachments* - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Except that the claim generates virtually no controversy.  I argue that moral comparisons are possible only...

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    How to fix the administrative state - Marginal REVOLUTION

    An MR reader request: You are appointed to the 24 DeSantis cabinet with the task of...

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    Monday assorted links - Marginal REVOLUTION

    1. T. Rex skeleton for sale.  No, wait…fossil plagiarism! (NYT) 2. Justin Fox on Jacob Soll...

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    Which country or region has been part of the most empires? - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Here is one answer (to a slightly different question) from Reddit: Asia Minor/Anatolia might be the...

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    The FTX Debacle ELI5 - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Here’s my high-level explanation of the FTX crash. Imagine that I own a house and I...

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    Favorite fiction of 2022 - Marginal REVOLUTION

    With translations from foreign fiction and also differing publication dates in the UK, it is hard...

  • India fact of the day - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Consider three major global equity markets: China, India, and the US. Of the three, would you...

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    What should I ask Tom Holland? - Marginal REVOLUTION

    I will be doing a Conversation with the author, not the actor: Thomas Holland FRSL (born...

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    Sunday assorted links - Marginal REVOLUTION

    1. “Ultimately, dogs understand us far better than we understand them, Dr. Johnston said. ” (NYT)...

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    Africa's Megalopolis - Marginal REVOLUTION

    An interesting piece in The Guardian by Howard French on Africa’s megalopolis and the difficulties of...

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    How many yottabytes in a quettabyte? - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Extreme numbers are getting some new names (there is no great stagnation): By the 2030s, the...

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    The religious belts in Europe - Marginal REVOLUTION

    European regions where the % of religious people is much higher than the rest of the...

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    Saturday assorted links - Marginal REVOLUTION

    1. The future AI stack? 2. A defense of TikTok. 3. Qatar bans beer at the...

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    The culture that is New Jersey - Marginal REVOLUTION

    The digital alerts that debuted on Garden State highway signs last month may have displayed a...

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    Can AI make crypto safer? - Marginal REVOLUTION

    That is the topic of my Bloomberg column, here is one excerpt: To the extent crypto...

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    Who can take your crypto away from you? - Marginal REVOLUTION

    It is striking to me that some of the biggest critics of FTX — “They stole...