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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...

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    Why I Am Angry - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Agnes Callard explains: … at times it is only the angry who are in a position...

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    Why current American politics is less screwed up than you think - Marginal REVOLUTION

    There is no better way to show this point than to look at Germany, which has...

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    Why has the Indian diaspora been so successful? - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Dwarkesh writes to me: Why do you think the Indian diaspora has been so successful? Just...

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    What should I ask Andrew Sullivan? - Marginal REVOLUTION

    I will be doing a Conversation with him.  So what should I ask? Do note Andrew...

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    Friday assorted links - Marginal REVOLUTION

    1. “He has struggled to access inheritance payments that have been withheld for more than 15...

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    *The Morning Star*, by Karl Knausgaard - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Yes, it is the real Knausgaard again, writing under lockdown and delivering a nearly 700-pp. novel...

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    Claims about the art world (and other things) - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Unsurprisingly, [Marc] Spiegler rejects the notion that an increased digital presence could undermine the necessity for...

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    Do honorifics pass a market test? - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Following on my discussion from the other day, it is worth thinking about whether new institutions...

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    Electric shock devices on humans now allowed once again - Marginal REVOLUTION

    A Massachusetts school can continue to use electric shock devices to modify behavior by students with...

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    Thursday assorted links - Marginal REVOLUTION

    1. The Great Apes also have time inconsistent preferences.  And NBC Sports to cover world chess...

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    Excess Deaths in India - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Abhishek Anand, Justin Sandefur, and Arvind Subramanian calculate excess mortality in India since April 2020 based...

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    Why humans will perish rather than become grabby aliens - Marginal REVOLUTION

    It turns out that Homo Sapiens is not all that different from other, early proto-human species,...

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    Data on the great stagnation - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Pew did a poll on general technological optimism and there’s a huge gender gap, much bigger...

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    Malaysia is phasing out Sinovac - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Malaysia’s Ministry of Health said yesterday that the country will stop administering the COVID-19 vaccine produced...

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    Wednesday assorted links - Marginal REVOLUTION

    1. “…the evolution of peer review is best understood as the product of continuous efforts to...

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    Vaccines Dramatically Reduce Deaths - Marginal REVOLUTION

    A very good graph from the New Statesman. The vaccines give the body a huge advantage...

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    Why should they call us "professors"? - Marginal REVOLUTION

    I’ve long wondered about this, and explore that question in my latest Bloomberg column.  I’ve discouraged...

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    The wisdom of Ilya Shapiro - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Civil-Rights Law as Lawyer Full-Employment Act The data that Eric Kaufmann presents and explains about ideological prejudice,...

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    Why the post-1960 divergence for Haiti and the Dominican Republic? - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Here is a very good post from Noah Smith on that topic, opening excerpt: As recently...

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    Tuesday assorted links - Marginal REVOLUTION

    1. What FARC ate for fifty years. 2. Post 9-11, subsidizing higher education didn’t do much...

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    Review of Nightmare Scenario by Abutaleb and Paletta - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Nightmare Scenario opens with Anthony Fauci stripped to his skivvies and wondering whether the white powder...

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    Ray C. Fair on price inflation - Marginal REVOLUTION

    This paper uses an econometric approach to examine the inflation consequences of the American Rescue Plan...

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    Biden, COVID and Mental Health in America - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Using US Census Household Pulse Survey data for the period April 2020 to June 2021 we...

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    Second Doses Are Better at 8 Weeks or Longer - Marginal REVOLUTION

    In Britain people are now being warned *not* to get their second dose at 3 or...

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    Monday assorted links - Marginal REVOLUTION

    1. Nouriel Roubini is worried. 2. The decline of the Right, in one Regnery obituary (NYT). ...

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    Covid protection in Oaxaca - Marginal REVOLUTION

    On the flight from Houston to Oaxaca, not everyone took off their masks to eat and...

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    When a bathroom towel restored an Indian bureaucrat's pride - Marginal REVOLUTION

    From the new memoir of Kaushik Basu: The use of the word, sir, is very common...

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    What is going on with Covid right now? - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Here is a very good thread from William Hoenig, recommended. The post What is going on...

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    Sunday assorted links - Marginal REVOLUTION

    1. “Why did you build such a long piano?” 2. “We estimate the introduction of a...

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    A Regression Puzzle - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Here’s a regression puzzle courtesy of Advanced NFL Stats from a few years ago and pointed...

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    Supported decision-making vs. guardianship - Marginal REVOLUTION

    In the last decade, and especially after the 2013 Virginia court case of Ross and Ross v....

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    Why did Portugal decline? - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Davis Kedrosky and Nuno Palma blame Brazil: As late as 1750, Portugal had an output per...

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    The Covid culture that is Japan - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Beds to be installed in Tokyo Olympic Village will be made of cardboard, this is aimed...

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    Saturday assorted links - Marginal REVOLUTION

    1. Report on the fighting state of the U.S. Navy. 2. The culture that is Dutch:...

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    The pandemic countercyclical asset the Vanuatu fiscal state (China fact of the day) - Marginal REVOLUTION

    The sale of passports is the largest source of revenue for the Vanuatu government, with analysis by...

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    John Aubrey's account of his own life - Marginal REVOLUTION

    In part: Born at Easton Piers, march twelfth, 1621, about sun-rising: very weak and like to...

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    China fact of the day - Marginal REVOLUTION

    By 1978, Han constituted 42 percent of Xinjiang’s population, up from a mere 6 percent in...

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    Elizabeth Bowen speaks to her lover - Marginal REVOLUTION

    “Take it from one of the best living novelists that people’s personalities are not interesting,” she...

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    Friday assorted links - Marginal REVOLUTION

    1. Early Multidisciplinary Practice, Not Early Specialization, Predicts World-Class Performance. 2. Push to free Britney gains...

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    The cost of school interruptions - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Narrative accounts of classroom instruction suggest that external interruptions, such as intercom announcements and visits from...

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    Las Gemelas, now the best Mexican food in the DC area - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Las Gemelas, 1280 4th st. NE, 202-866-0550. There are two places here, a restaurant and on...

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    Hugo Sonnenschein, RIP - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Here is an appreciation.  Via Mike T. The post Hugo Sonnenschein, RIP appeared first on Marginal...

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    My podcast with James Altucher - Marginal REVOLUTION

    The future of crypto, cities, and inflation: "I don't think of crypto as a currency. I...

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    Chiapas fact of the day - Marginal REVOLUTION

    With average daily consumption of 2.2 liters of Coca-Cola, Chiapas leads the world…It’s more than five...