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    Baby bust in India? - Marginal REVOLUTION

    One of the most consequential statistic passed by without much noise. India's total fertility rate fell...

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    Saturday assorted links - Marginal REVOLUTION

    1. A curanto! 2. Does altruism predict mating success in humans? 3. “Across these sites, the...

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    Interland: A New Type of Government - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Max Tabarrok has an interesting new idea for governance, Interland: Interland takes the intersection of the...

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    Should art prices be booming? - Marginal REVOLUTION

    That is the topic of my latest Bloomberg column, here is one bit: Recently an Andy...

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    Scheduled Maintenance - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Expect some temporary issues as we undergo scheduled maintenance. Addendum: All done! Do see Elon’s news...

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    Colombian sentences to ponder - Marginal REVOLUTION

    His close colleague, fellow senator Iván Cepeda, says Petro’s ideas transcend traditional left-right boundaries. “He has...

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    Friday assorted links - Marginal REVOLUTION

    1. The Straussian take. 2. 715 songs with frisson. 3. A podcast on how finance is...

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    The Demand and Supply of Misinformation - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Bryan Caplan reminds us that misinformation wouldn’t work well if people weren’t so irrational. The [standard...

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    Sentences to ponder model this - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Consistent with beauty-blind admissions, alumni’s beauty is uncorrelated with the rank of the school they attended...

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    Problems with indirect convertibility - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Tether a few times has been bouncing well below a dollar in value, even though it...

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    Let's eliminate the Covid test entry requirement for the U.S. - Marginal REVOLUTION

    That is the topic of my latest Bloomberg column, you ought to be able to guess...

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    Thursday assorted links - Marginal REVOLUTION

    1. Is the YIMBYest city in America in Maine? 2. Dump on Thomas Friedman all you...

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    Cryptoeconomics! - Marginal REVOLUTION

    The crypto market is up! The crypto market is down! The roller coaster can be fearfully...

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    My Conversation with the excellent Daniel Gross - Marginal REVOLUTION

    This is Daniel Gross my co-author on Talent and the venture capitalist, to be clear.  And...

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    Russia fact of the day - Marginal REVOLUTION

    A study of Russian publications in the 1990s found that some 39 percent of all nonfiction...

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    Wednesday assorted links - Marginal REVOLUTION

    1. New non-profit for geothermal energy. 2. New Allison Schrager podcast, first episode with Joel Mokyr....

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    Remote work and home prices - Marginal REVOLUTION

    What explains record U.S. house price growth since late 2019? We show that the shift to...

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    The new Covid equilibrium - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Many people have stopped keeping track of where Covid is headed, if only because it is...

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    Podcast with the excellent Patrick O'Shaughnessy - Marginal REVOLUTION

    With Daniel Gross as well, here it is. The post Podcast with the excellent Patrick O’Shaughnessy...

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    Tuesday assorted links - Marginal REVOLUTION

    1. How long-term space missions change the brain. 2. Innovation in NYC subway crimes (New Yorker)....

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    The State of Public Transit in the Nation's Capital - Marginal REVOLUTION

    The mismanagement of the metro system in the nation’s capitol is astounding. WashPost: Metro’s train delays...

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    My *Talent* podcast with the excellent David Wright - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Here is the episode page (includes transcript): https://www.buzzsprout.com/126848/10628363-tyler-cowen-on-talent Here is the Youtube link. The post My...

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    What is the best interview question of all time? - Marginal REVOLUTION

    That is the topic of my latest Bloomberg column, also picked by the WaPo.  Excerpts: “What...

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    The excellent Matt Clifford does a *Talent* podcast with Daniel Gross and me - Marginal REVOLUTION

    You will find it here. The post The excellent Matt Clifford does a *Talent* podcast with...

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    Ask and they shall deliver - Marginal REVOLUTION

    The EU is preparing to loosen its environmental regulations as it seeks to replace Russian fossil...

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    Monday assorted links - Marginal REVOLUTION

    1. New languages for Google Translate. 2. Travel notes from Ukraine. 3. Eric Topol on the...

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    Infant Formula, Price Controls, and the Misallocation of Resources - Marginal REVOLUTION

    I’ve been reluctant to write about the shortage of infant formula simply because it’s so tiring...

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    Russia fact of the day - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Russia has stopped publishing detailed monthly trade statistics. But figures from its trading partners can be...

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    Why don't nations buy more territories from each other? - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Here is a rather underwhelming list of such purchases in recent times.  West Germany buys three...

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    ESG Versus Innovation - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Some wise words on ESG and innovation from the excellent Bart Madden: Excessive focus on looking...

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    Sunday assorted links - Marginal REVOLUTION

    1. Sheikh Khalifa of UAE passes away (NYT). 2. George H. Smith has passed away. 3....

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    How much should you criticize other people? - Marginal REVOLUTION

    I mean in private conversation, not in public discourse, and this is not to their faces...

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    I favor bird consequentialism - Marginal REVOLUTION

    We have to be more willing to disrupt current animal habitats when building wind or hydroelectric...

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    Who is rich in America? - Marginal REVOLUTION

    We now know who is rich in America. And it’s not who you might have guessed....

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    Covid and reverse discrimination - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Earlier in the pandemic, you might have had various theories about who was most likely to...

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    Slovakian Asks Good Questions About American Suburbs - Marginal REVOLUTION

    My questions are: What do you actually do? Are you always stuck inside? What did you...

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    Saturday assorted links - Marginal REVOLUTION

    1. Thomas Schelling 1963-64 syllabus and final exam. 2. On Srinivasan and sex. 3. Transitioning to...

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    What I've been reading - Marginal REVOLUTION

    1. Paul Strathern, The Florentines: From Dante to Galileo.  It is not just Dante and Galileo,...

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    What should I ask Vaughn Smith? - Marginal REVOLUTION

    I will be doing a Conversation with him so what should I ask?  He is a...

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    Friday assorted links - Marginal REVOLUTION

    1. Umbrex presents Tyler Cowen on Talent. 2. Devon Zuegel podcast with Andy Matuschak on…group message...

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    Systemic Bias versus Concentrated Bias - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Discrimination exists but rather than being systemic Campbell and Brauer argue it’s due to a small...

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    Is Sri Lanka becoming a failed state? - Marginal REVOLUTION

    The economic crisis is a result of mismanagement by the Rajapaksa administration (and its predecessors) as...

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    How to make talent scouts work for you - Marginal REVOLUTION

    With Daniel Gross, here is a (very much) shortened bit from Talent: How to Identify Energizers,...

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    Thursday assorted links - Marginal REVOLUTION

    1. Megyn Kelly interviews me, after about half an hour we get to Talent; the earlier...

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    Some blurbs for *Talent*, with Daniel Gross - Marginal REVOLUTION

    “Talent” is what happens when two brilliant and profoundly iconoclastic minds apply their imagination to one of the hardest of...

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    Saudi fact of the day - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Saudi Aramco has overtaken Apple as the world’s most valuable company after higher oil prices pushed...

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    The most underrated talent in AI? - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Who are the most underrated talents in AI and machine learning? Think technical, and think builders....

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    Wednesday assorted links - Marginal REVOLUTION

    1. “The telltale sign of a successful intellectual life is weirdness – weird in the best...

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    The new Derek Thompson project on progress - Marginal REVOLUTION

    Today's piece is also an announcement! I’m launching a new project with @TheAtlantic called “Progress," which...

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    When were U.S. home prices at their worst? - Marginal REVOLUTION

    That of course is only one metric, and it focuses on flows rather than homes as...