Bookmarks (553)

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    *The Creator* (movie review with spoilers) - Marginal REVOLUTION

    This movie was deeper and more philosophical than I was expecting.  Imagine a Buddhism that decides...

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    Monday assorted links - Marginal REVOLUTION

    1. Overview of Robert Putnam.  Interesting piece. 2. Okie-dokie. 3. And (same source) thwarted markets in...

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    Work From Home Works - Marginal REVOLUTION

    It took firms decades to adjust to electricity by redesigning factories, products, and workflows to take...

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    PEPFAR has been a great achievement - Marginal REVOLUTION

    PEPFAR is the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, started by George W. Bush in 2003. Overseen...

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    Sentences to ponder, scientific fraud edition - Marginal REVOLUTION

    In 2015, a big team of researchers tried to redo 100 psychology studies, and about 60% failed to...

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    Oxford fact of the day, medieval murder edition - Marginal REVOLUTION

    The research suggests that Oxford’s student population was by far the most lethally violent social or professional...

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    Sunday assorted links - Marginal REVOLUTION

    1. NSF partners with the Institute for Progress to test new mechanisms for funding research and...

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    Meta AI plus glasses - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Okay this is sick pic.twitter.com/IUv29cLIeA — Daniel (@growing_daniel) September 28, 2023 The post Meta AI plus...

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    A new estimate of costs from global warming - Marginal REVOLUTION

    The paper, by David J. Winter and Manuela Kiehl, is titled “Long-term Macroeconomic Effects of Shifting...

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    Saturday assorted links - Marginal REVOLUTION

    1. Rating the Polish cities. 2. New jobs at Open Philanthropy. 3. Paul Krugman on interest...

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    The need for hospital price transparency - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Greater price transparency doesn’t have to cost much money upfront, as most of what is required...

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    The PayPal StableCoin - Marginal REVOLUTION

    PayPal customers can now transact in PayPal USD, a crypto stablecoin tied to the dollar. So...

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    *Winnie and Nelson: Portrait of a Marriage* - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Have you ever visited a bookshop and noticed that a cover caught your attention in just...

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    The new warfare? - Marginal REVOLUTION

    “Today, a column of tanks or a column of advancing troops can be discovered in three...

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    Friday assorted links - Marginal REVOLUTION

    1. On the need for German supply-side reforms. 2. BAP on Argentina. 3. LLMs are a...

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    Ayn Rand on the Antitrust Laws - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Here is Ayn Rand on the antitrust laws: Under the Antitrust laws, a man becomes a...

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    Women in same-sex couples commute longer than women in different-sex couples - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Here are the paper highlights: Women in same-sex couples commute longer to their workplace and work more hours than women...

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    Why have economically declining regions turned toward right-wing parties? - Marginal REVOLUTION

    That is the first sentence of their abstract, here is the rest: To explain this puzzling...

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    They are solving for the equilibrium - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Canada is pushing the United States and other major economies to follow through on pledges to...

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    Thursday assorted links - Marginal REVOLUTION

    1. Presale link for the new Coleman Hughes book. 2. The Fish and Wildlife Service constraint...

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    Tail risk in production networks - Marginal REVOLUTION

    This paper describes the response of the economy to large shocks in a nonlinear production network....

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    Dynamic Graphs in Modern Principles - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Achieve is the excellent course management system for our textbook, Modern Principles. With Achieve, teachers can...

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    Procurement and infrastructure costs - Marginal REVOLUTION

    From a new NBER working paper: Infrastructure costs in the United States are high and rising....

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    From my email, I will read this book - Marginal REVOLUTION

    I won’t double indent, here is the email: ““Whatever It Is, I’m Against It,” Resistance to...

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    Texas fact of the day, educational polarization issue - Marginal REVOLUTION

    This is absolutely insane. TAMU was probably one of the most conservative flagship state universities in...

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    Wednesday assorted links - Marginal REVOLUTION

    1. Burkey Belser, RIP. 2. Why is multilateralism in the tax sphere surviving when multilateralism is...

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    Patents, Intellectual Property and the Rise of the Rent Seeking Society - Marginal REVOLUTION

    During the summer I had the opportunity to spend a week at a16z’s crypto lab in...

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    Brazil facts of the day - Marginal REVOLUTION

    In the mid-1980s manufacturing accounted for a third of Brazil’s gdp; now it represents just 10%....

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    Emergent Ventures winners, 29th cohort - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Dan Rivera, South Carolina, FavorPiedmont, addiction recovery and treatment. Lukas Bogacz, Utrecht/South Africa, to start a...

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    Tuesday assorted links - Marginal REVOLUTION

    1. The Reversal Curse (LLMs). 2. Crows use statistical logic. 3. The AI skeptics are starting...

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    What should I ask Patrick McKenzie? - Marginal REVOLUTION

    I will be doing a Conversation with him.  Patrick is a phenomenon of the modern age. ...

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    Selection, Patience, and the Interest Rate - Marginal REVOLUTION

    I take it this is good news?  Or will it arrive too slowly? The interest rate...

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    From my email (on single-parent families) - Marginal REVOLUTION

    I won’t do double indentation, but this is all from Rick from Baltimore: “In your post...

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    Monday assorted links - Marginal REVOLUTION

    1. “Decline in Independent Activity as a Cause of Decline in Children’s Mental Well-being.” 2. “We...

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    It is the poor who are lonely (on average) - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Lower-income people are more lonely Jiska Cohen-Mansfield did a literature review with Haim Hazan, Yaffa Lerman, and Vera...

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    The Productivity of Online Education Increases - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Teaching is a labor-intensive service industry for which it is difficult to increase productivity. Thus, the...

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    Trends for 12th graders - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Percentage of 12th graders who have a driver’s license, who’ve ever tried alcohol, who ever go...

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    Scoring fifty years of industrial policy - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Gary Clyde Hufbauer and Eujin Jung report on what has worked and what has not: Industrial...

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    *Building God: Demystifying AI for Decision Makers* - Marginal REVOLUTION

    By Rohit Krishnan, due out on Kindle October 25, very likely a good book for policymakers,...

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    Sunday assorted links - Marginal REVOLUTION

    1. It does seem that Microsoft is going hard in on nuclear energy. 2. TC on...

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    The best sentence I read today (so far) - Marginal REVOLUTION

    “Robots can’t replace senior clerics, but they can be a trusted assistant that can help them...

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    Songs Sold for a Song - Marginal REVOLUTION

    In our principles textbook, Modern Principles, Tyler and I discuss securitization and give the interesting example...

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    *Selective Breeding and the Birth of Philosophy* - Marginal REVOLUTION

    That is the new book by Costin Alamariu, who also has self-identified as the very famous...

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    Does GPT represent a triumph of WEIRD values? - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Yes, in short: Is GPT psychologically WEIRD? Using the World Values Survey and other psych measures,...

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    Saturday assorted links - Marginal REVOLUTION

    1. The Dean Karlan plan for fixing USAID. 2. David Salle tutors an AI in how...

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    The Zero Sum Idea Trap - Marginal REVOLUTION

    In an excellent column, John Burn-Murdoch in the FT draws out some of the implications of...

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    What I've been reading, new books sent my way - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Cara Fitzpatrick, The Death of Public School: How Conservatives Won the War Over Education in America,...

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    States with high (low) rates of reported mental illness - Marginal REVOLUTION

    For youth below the age of eighteen: High: District of Columbia Alaska Arkansas Idaho Maine Montana...

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    School choice for North Carolina - Marginal REVOLUTION

    North Carolina’s budget for the new biennium would expand school choice across the state to an...

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    The importance of mentorship - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Einstein believed that mentors are especially influential in a protégé’s intellectual development, yet the link between...