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  • The class gap in academic career progression

    There is a new and excellent paper by Anna Stansbury and Kyra Rodriguez on this topic:...

  • Friday assorted links

    1. MIE: “Shake Shack’s Crinkle Cut Fries Have Been Reimagined as a Body Pillow That’s Oddly...

  • Update on the Supervillains (maybe that’s you)

    The law’s price controls will also deter companies from developing new medicines. A study I co-authored estimated that...

  • Matt Yglesias on neoliberalism and economic growth

    And it’s worth asking: Is it true that since 1974, policy debate in the United States...

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    Narco-pentcostalism in Brazil? - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Reports that a powerful Rio drug lord known for his extremist religious beliefs ordered Catholic churches...

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    Bryan Caplan on YIMBY in the NYT - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Here is one excerpt: What few appreciate is that the overregulation of housing has blocked a...

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    Thursday assorted links - Marginal REVOLUTION

    1. Singapore fact of the day uh-oh. 2. Benjamin Schneider on robotaxis. 3. Jon Hartley interview...

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    The polity that is Hawaii - Marginal REVOLUTION

    From an MR reader: The most Democratic legislature in the country passed two market-friendly bills this...

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    My excellent Conversation with Brian Winter - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Here is the video, audio, and transcript.  Here is the episode summary: It’s not just the...

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    Wednesday assorted links - Marginal REVOLUTION

    1. Tibetan reincarnation sex appeal as a factor? 2. How much is infrastructure the main problem...

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    Rent Control - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Kholodilin offers a comprehensive review of the literature on rent control, some 206 papers, published and...

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    The tourist culture that is Copenhagen - Marginal REVOLUTION

    A new fee for Venice day trippers. A looming ban on vacation rentals in Barcelona. Restrictions on the...

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    30th anniversary of the Brazilian real - Marginal REVOLUTION

    That is the topic of my latest Bloomberg column, here is one excerpt, starting with the...

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    Alice Evans on female labor force participation and appreciation of female talent - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Abhay Aneja and colleagues reveal that daughters of civil servants who were more exposed to female co-workers during...

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    Tuesday assorted links - Marginal REVOLUTION

    1. Religious membership aided post-hurricane recovery growth. 2. Anna Gát Hope Axis podcast with Noah Smith....

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    U.S: elevators are much more expensive - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Behind the dearth of elevators in the country that birthed the skyscraper are eye-watering costs. A...

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    Large Firms in the South Korean Growth Miracle - Marginal REVOLUTION

    We quantify the contribution of the largest firms to South Korea’s economic performance over the period...

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    Monday assorted links - Marginal REVOLUTION

    1. Executive compensation is becoming increasingly homogenized. 2. More on the Alice Munro saga (NYT).  And...

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    New Ross Douthat book - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Believe: Why Everyone Should be Religious, pre-order here.  Self-recommending, some would say God recommends it too. ...

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    Agricultural Productivity in Africa - Marginal REVOLUTION

    If you look at total output, Peter Coy notes that sub-Saharan Africa looks quite impressive with...

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    Sierra Leone update - Marginal REVOLUTION

    An addiction crisis is gripping Sierra Leone, one of the world’s poorest nations, driven by a...

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    Incentives matter, for childbirth too - Marginal REVOLUTION

    That is the topic of my latest Bloomberg column, here is one bit: There is in...

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    How democratic are the French results? - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Here is the source tweet. The post How democratic are the French results? appeared first on...

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    The French left is now winning - Marginal REVOLUTION

    This is a big surprise to many people, as in the first round the right was...

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    Sunday assorted links - Marginal REVOLUTION

    1. Esther Duflo calls for a new French left (FT).  And South African power generation is...

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    Time Preference, Parenthood and Policy Preferences - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Using a small sample of couples before and after they have children, Alex Gazmararian finds that...

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    AI teaching assistants? - Marginal REVOLUTION

    “Morehouse College is planning to use AI teaching assistants to help crack the code of education. Why it...

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    Fernand Pajot's list of best documentaries ever - Marginal REVOLUTION

    I know most of them, a very good list: So far I have as S Tier:...

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    Saturday assorted links - Marginal REVOLUTION

    1. Do AI compansions reduce loneliness? 2. Inflation rates across the income distribution. 3. Was the...

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    Those new, unpaid Tasmanian service sector jobs - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Tasmania is looking for curious, adventurous professionals to fill a wide array of unusual roles—including a...

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    What should I ask Christopher Kirchhoff? - Marginal REVOLUTION

    I will be doing a Conversation with him.  In case you do not know, Christopher self-describes...

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    PR for the UK? - Marginal REVOLUTION

    I say no, we have enough European governments with proportional representation already.  Should not someone allow...

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    Friday assorted links - Marginal REVOLUTION

    1. Has the Minotaur labyrinth been discovered in Crete? 2. Catching a Soviet lab leak. 3....

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    The intelligent chicken culture that is Canada - Marginal REVOLUTION

    A British Columbia chicken earned a Guinness World Record by identifying different numbers, colors and letters....

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    How Many Workers Did It Take to Build the Great Pyramid of Giza? - Marginal REVOLUTION

    The Great Pyramid of Giza was built circa 2600 BC and was the world’s tallest structure...

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    The polity that is the UK - Marginal REVOLUTION

    There is no doubt that the past 14 years has seen miserable progress on living standards....

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    Words from Ross Douthat - Marginal REVOLUTION

    As a holiday meditation, consider that many of the things that fill people with understandable fear...

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    Guyana fact of the day - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Guyana bursts into the IMF’s 2024 top ten of countries by GDP per capita (PPP). Most...

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    Independence day assorted links - Marginal REVOLUTION

    1. Charles Fain Lehman on marijuana legalization in NYC. 2. New Zealand YIMBY on the move....

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    *Emergency Money* - Marginal REVOLUTION

    The author is Tom Wilkinson, and the subtitle is Notgeld in the Image Economy of the...

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    An overly simple model of positive and negative contagion - Marginal REVOLUTION

    When people feel bad and act badly, if only in rhetoric, they make others around them...

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    Finland knows how to troll MR commentators - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Perhaps that is why I like the country so much: Ideally, Marianne Korkalainen’s high school in...

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    Wednesday assorted links - Marginal REVOLUTION

    1. Ken Opalo on the Kenyan protests. 2. Cultural policy in the French elections. 3. An...

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    What should I ask Nate Silver? - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Yes, I will be doing another Conversation with Nate, based in part on his new and...

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    Doggerels for Deplorables - Marginal REVOLUTION

    From Doggerels for Deplorables by D.M. Charette, with inspiration from Marginal Revolution. Hope III: Assortative Mating...

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    What I've been reading - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Frederick C. Beiser, The German Historicist Tradition.  Lengthy and dense, but full of good material and...

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    New Zealand also is shifting toward the Right - Marginal REVOLUTION

    The Ardern era is well and truly over. The National-led coalition that took office in November...

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    Tuesday assorted links - Marginal REVOLUTION

    1. A case study of how RAND Corporation succeeded. 2. Beware the phrase “cheap labor” (me...

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    An event study of sorts - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Big, sudden changes in election probabilities are unusual in American politics, though it seems we just...

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    Migration policy, and should you favor your own country? - Marginal REVOLUTION

    There is a longstanding debate — for centuries in fact — as to whether you should...