Links for 23rd October, 2018

  1. Why the discount rate matters, especially (but not only) with regard to climate change.
  2. Bill Gates on the climate change problem, and what could be done about it.
  3. Also see this quiz from within that article. (2/5, I’m slightly ashamed to say)
  4. What might the impact of climate change look like?
  5. And finally, this from the FT (sign in if you have to), which caps this special on climate change, and links the first link in this series back to the fifth.

We need to be thinking more about this rock we live on!


Links for 22nd October, 2018

  1. A map of every building in the USA.
  2. Cars: ancient history?
  3. Cities in southern USA.
  4. VoxEU on the Nobel prize in economics this year.
  5. Mathematics without the vacuum, in the context of society and the people who made it. What a great idea.

Links for 21st October, 2018

  1. Lesser maneuvering room left for the next recession.
  2. On the cultural implications of the economic success of Singapore.
  3. The race to save the (I’m not joking) banana.
  4. The New Yorker on this year’s Nobel Prize in economics.
  5. Data on cars in America. This made for enjoyable reading.

Links for 20th October, 2018

  1. On building a more meritocratic world.
  2. Times are good if you’re a-growin’ garlic in America.
  3. If you had only a day in NY, and you (like me), lived to eat.
  4. A note in a bottle bag.
  5. At what cost, strength?

Links for 19th October, 2018

  1. The looming crisis in the NBFC sector (this will not end well).
  2. A review of the Pixel 3. Or is it? Also see this.
  3. Dean Spears on Nordhaus for India. Have you read Where India Goes yet?
  4. The great game: an update from Saudi Arabia.
  5. Martin Wolf on avoiding the next recession. I loved this sentence: This was a western financial crisis, but it was a global economic crisis.

Links for 18th October, 2018

  1. From a while back, but this is a topic in which I am increasingly interested as a student of statistics: The Economist on homeopathy.
  2. On the internationalization of the Chinese currency.
  3. On the importance of timely information in rural markets.
  4. On restoring the Salvator Mundi.
  5. On the ERP mechanism in tariffs.

Links for 17th October, 2018

  1. On India’s other aviation problem.
  2. Doom and gloom from the field of climate change.
  3. On better workplaces.
  4. On HR strategies for economists and statisticians in the Indian government.
  5. On the glass ceiling (and the attempts to break it) in Indian economics