Kenny Workman, building tools for computational biology. Brianna GoPaul, “17 y/o learning fusion energy.” Justin Glibert, from Belgium near Liege, nanotechnology and cryptography and space manufacturing. Andrew Tate Young, custom audio from blogs, and to create audiobooks from science information in the public domain. Rasheed Griffith, Barbados, podcast on China in the Caribbean, and Substack […]
Is that what they should call it? In any case, for all the bickering over inflation, the real news to me is that the Republicans just didn’t try very hard to fight it. Partly they are left with few good arguments after their own fiscal profligacy. Partly they are consumed with their own internal squabbles. […]
According to Arizona Department of Corrections whistleblowers, hundreds of incarcerated people who should be eligible for release are being held in prison because the inmate management software cannot interpret current sentencing laws. KJZZ is not naming the whistleblowers because they fear retaliation. The employees said they have been raising the issue internally for more than […]
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1. Recreating tarot cards in Port-au-Prince. 2. Julia Galef interviews Vitalik, with transcript. 3. For not entirely transparent reasons, China censors Nomadland (the director is ethnic Chinese, but American). And the real America has reemerged, in Texas. 4. Keynes was more “buy and hold” for his institutional trading for King’s College than for his personal […]
You can trace my earlier jobs here, my next job, which I believe started at age nineteen, involved giving summer talks to high school debaters. The program was called Economics in Argumentation, and it continues today in a much broader form under the name Economic Thinking, led by the excellent Gregory Rehmke, who was program […]
1. “It is stunning to me that Spain and Italy have had negative TFP growth for 20 years.” 2. A theory paper on optimal social distancing. 3. Those they call idiots. I just ordered the whole book. 4. Images of academics in Britain and Turkey. 5. Popular music from Madagascar. 6. Tim Wu, major critic […]
That is the topic of my latest Bloomberg column, here is one excerpt: A skeptic might say that demand is limited because there are already so many good and highly informative markets in other assets. In 2009, for instance, was a market necessary to predict how well the iPhone was going to do? The share […]
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An excellent review of empirical findings regarding the various provisions is contained in this FEDS Notes article, by Elena Falcettoni, and Vegard Nygaard. The COVID-19 pandemic has kept economists busy analyzing many aspects of economic side of the coronavirus impact. This note is meant to present an overview of what economists have analyzed regarding the […]
1. Reopen the schools. 2. Biotech to revive the woolly mammoth? 3. Chad Jones on the economics of a declining population. 4. Europe is failing. 5. Deirdre McCloskey memoir update. Good stuff, more interesting than the core memoir itself. 6. Letter and petition from Glasgow University against Greg Clark (not a good look).