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27 апреля, 20:45

A Clark Award for economic history

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I refer you to the excellent post by A Fine Theorem on David Donaldson, here is one excerpt: Donaldson’s CV is a testament to how difficult this style of work is. He spent eight years at LSE before getting his PhD, and published only one paper in a peer reviewed journal in the 13 years […] The post A Clark Award for economic history appeared first on Marginal REVOLUTION.

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27 апреля, 18:31

Thursday assorted links

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1. How and why Western reporters dropped the ball on Turkey. 2. Black swan or Canadian white raven? 3. Is “stealthing” (removing one’s condom during sex) a new trend? 4. The behavioral errors of medical patients. 5. Virginia Postrel on why food is taking over your life.  And fast food consumption doesn’t vary much with […] The post Thursday assorted links appeared first on Marginal REVOLUTION.

27 апреля, 07:34

What about Trump’s plan to cut the corporate tax rate?

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That is the topic of my latest Bloomberg column, and here is one part of my argument: This argument for a corporate tax cut — “let’s borrow more now while rates are relatively low” — is remarkably like the argument that Keynesians have been using for more government infrastructure spending for years. The main difference […] The post What about Trump’s plan to cut the corporate tax rate? appeared first on Marginal REVOLUTION.

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27 апреля, 07:19

What I’ve been reading

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1. Édouard Louis, The End of Eddy.  LitHub wrote: “Even in the wake of Knausgaard and Ferrante it is hard to find a literary phenomenon that has swept Europe quite like the autobiographical project of Édouard Louis.”  I don’t know that I enjoyed this book very much, but it was an effective fictional experience.  Most […] The post What I’ve been reading appeared first on Marginal REVOLUTION.

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25 апреля, 19:37

The bovine privacy culture that is India

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The central government told the Supreme Court on Monday that it wants an Aadhaar-like unique identification system for cows to track their movement and prevent inter-state and inter-country smuggling. Adducing a report by a committee appointed by the Union Home Ministry, Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar told a bench led by Chief Justice of India J S […] The post The bovine privacy culture that is India appeared first on Marginal REVOLUTION.

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25 апреля, 18:30

Tuesday assorted links

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1. Detroit dirt markets in everything. 2. Hash brown golf ball markets in everything. 3. “…improved long run economic performance has occurred primarily through a decline in the rate and frequency of shrinking…” 4. Jill Lepore on the challenge of explaining things. 5. The web’s funniest stories? 6. Mark Koyama on Asia’s little divergence. The post Tuesday assorted links appeared first on Marginal REVOLUTION.

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25 апреля, 10:10

Interview with Stephin Merritt (of the Magnetic Fields)

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I loved The Dispossessed as a kid, though The Left Hand of Darkness was considered the best of her novels. I am about to read The Word for World Is Forest. The idea of space travel privileging homosexuality really struck me as a child. Perfectly practical and nifty idea. Why shouldn’t there be something that […] The post Interview with Stephin Merritt (of the Magnetic Fields) appeared first on Marginal REVOLUTION.

25 апреля, 07:34

Matchmaker markets in everything

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Mishpacha Magazine featured an article by Philanthropist, Shlomo Yehuda Rechnitz of Los Angeles California discussing his view and approach to the age gap problem in frum circles and calling the current situation a Shidduch Catastrophe. In the article he discussed an idea to help solve the age gap and offered an incentive to marry off older girls […] The post Matchmaker markets in everything appeared first on Marginal REVOLUTION.

24 апреля, 21:32

Europe has lower fiscal gaps, here is why Italy is still in business

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(By the way, if you’re feeling superior and taking comfort that Europe will go first off the cliff, Kotlikoff disagrees. Europe’s debts are larger, but their social programs are better funded, so their fiscal gaps are much lower than ours. The winner, it turns out, is Italy with a negative fiscal gap. Answering the obvious […] The post Europe has lower fiscal gaps, here is why Italy is still in business appeared first on Marginal REVOLUTION.

24 апреля, 20:42

How will AI shape linguistic survival?

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But the revered Icelandic language, seen by many as a source of identity and pride, is being undermined by the widespread use of English, both in the tourism industry and in the voice-controlled artificial intelligence devices coming into vogue. …A number of factors combine to make the future of the Icelandic language uncertain. Tourism has […] The post How will AI shape linguistic survival? appeared first on Marginal REVOLUTION.

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24 апреля, 18:51

Monday assorted links

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1. Poor Alice Goffman, academia has gone crazy.  Here is the full letter. 2. Shipping container architecture. 3. Libertarianism should be more realistic. 4. Model this (photo of the British electoral process). 5. Software that produces and sells its own art.  And you can own a piece of it. 6. The wounds of Whiteclay. The post Monday assorted links appeared first on Marginal REVOLUTION.

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24 апреля, 09:56

The culture and polity that is Singapore, strategic sand reserve edition

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Lim had told me that Singapore holds a strategic sand reserve, for emergencies.  It lies somewhere near the area called Bedok, I said.  I spotted it one day as I rode past in a taxi.  The site was strewn with No Trespassing signs, installed by the Housing and Development Board, a government agency.  Fenced off […] The post The culture and polity that is Singapore, strategic sand reserve edition appeared first on Marginal REVOLUTION.