Emergent Ventures winners,13th cohort

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 […]

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The Covid-19 relief bill

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.  […]

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The new version of “throwing away the key” — our prison regulatory state is failing us

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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Saturday assorted links

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 […]

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My Economics in Argumentation seminars job

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 […]

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Are prediction markets going to make it this time around?

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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