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25 июля, 21:00

Football sentences to ponder

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Question  What are the neuropathological and clinical features of a case series of deceased players of American football neuropathologically diagnosed as having chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE)? Findings  In a convenience sample of 202 deceased players of American football from a brain donation program, CTE was neuropathologically diagnosed in 177 players across all levels of play […] The post Football sentences to ponder appeared first on Marginal REVOLUTION.

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25 июля, 19:15

Tuesday assorted links

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1. Live stream your life for China those new service sector jobs. 2. Why is there such a thing as “women’s chess”? 3. “When he wasn’t blackmailing lords and being sued for libel, William Playfair invented the pie chart, the bar graph, and the line graph.” 4. More on companies implanting microchips in their workers. […] The post Tuesday assorted links appeared first on Marginal REVOLUTION.

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25 июля, 17:26

Occupational Licensing, Wed at Heritage

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I will be speaking on occupational licensing on Wed. July 26, 2017, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm at Heritage. You can RSVP here and there will also be a livestream. The post Occupational Licensing, Wed at Heritage appeared first on Marginal REVOLUTION.

25 июля, 14:12

Facts about (Facebook) friends

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1. For the population of the average county, 62.8% of friends live within 100 miles. 2. Over distances of less than 200 miles, the elasticity of friends to distance is about – 2.0, and about – 1.2 for distances greater than 200 miles. 3. Conditional on distance, social connectedness is significantly stronger within state lines. […] The post Facts about (Facebook) friends appeared first on Marginal REVOLUTION.

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25 июля, 08:52

Solve for the equilibrium

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In the place of U.S. support, Japan has offered to step in. “Japan is the only state willing to help India in its Indian Ocean project to develop islands there,” said Abhijit Singh, head of the Maritime Policy Initiative at the Observer Research Foundation, a New Delhi think tank. The reason, he added, is that […] The post Solve for the equilibrium appeared first on Marginal REVOLUTION.

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25 июля, 07:25

Politics is weird, business is normal

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That is the theme of my latest Bloomberg column, here is the concluding bit: As for 2017, I have been concluding that I should raise my relative opinion of business and lower my view of government. I’m still waiting for millennials — a relatively left-leaning generation — to reach a similar position. Sometimes we forget […] The post Politics is weird, business is normal appeared first on Marginal REVOLUTION.

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22 июля, 20:20

NYC pet-sitting is now illegal

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Pet lovers are barking mad over a little-known city rule that makes dog-sitting illegal in New York. Health Department rules ban anyone from taking money to care for an animal outside a licensed kennel — and the department has warned a popular pet-sitting app that its users are breaking the law. “The laws are antiquated,” […] The post NYC pet-sitting is now illegal appeared first on Marginal REVOLUTION.

22 июля, 19:30

Saturday assorted links

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1. How much do states save from home schooling? 2. Justin Bieber is now the culture that is not China (banned). 3. Congress is poised to fund libraries, the NEA, and the NEH. 4. Alt right review of Dunkirk.  Offensive, but makes a real point. 5. The future of military robotics looks like a nature […] The post Saturday assorted links appeared first on Marginal REVOLUTION.

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22 июля, 09:27

What to make of Elon Musk’s hyperloop announcement?

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Just received verbal govt approval for The Boring Company to build an underground NY-Phil-Balt-DC Hyperloop. NY-DC in 29 mins. — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 20, 2017 Adam Ozimek asks me: How should we think about this in a meta-rational sense? https://www.theverge.com/2017/7/20/16003766/elon-musk-boring-company-hyperloop-nyc-philadelphia-baltimore-dc …What should we make of it? To be clear, I have never had interaction […] The post What to make of Elon Musk’s hyperloop announcement? appeared first on Marginal REVOLUTION.

22 июля, 07:25

My favorite things Delaware

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I am in Delaware only briefly.  I have not covered the state before, so here are some of my picks: 1. Chemicals manufacturer: I think that one has to go to the Duponts, I enjoyed the Gerard Zilg biography of the Dupont family and history. 2. Economic historian: Alfred Chandler. 3. Monetarist who studied policy […] The post My favorite things Delaware appeared first on Marginal REVOLUTION.

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21 июля, 18:51

Friday assorted links

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1. Does marrying later mean too much status competition?  This is a neglected point. 2. How does Usain Bolt run so fast? (NYT) 3. How parking codes have messed up Los Angeles. 4. Fictional names for British towns? 5. Did Google Glass finally get it right? 6. The new on-line, free Rafael Yglesias novel is […] The post Friday assorted links appeared first on Marginal REVOLUTION.

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21 июля, 15:19

Why do Americans spend so much on health care?

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That is the topic of my latest Bloomberg column, here is one excerpt: As outlined by the blog Random Critical Analysis, U.S. health-care expenditures go well beyond what the U.S.’s relatively high per capita GDP might lead us to expect. But viewed through the lens of consumption behavior, American health-care spending is typical of this […] The post Why do Americans spend so much on health care? appeared first on Marginal REVOLUTION.