Links for 16th Jan, 2019

  1. How this all happened, via Sundaresh Sankaran.
  2. A different take on farm loan waivers (and their being ill-targeted, at best)
  3. Scalability, effectiveness and consistency.
  4. Growth, at all costs. But growth there is.
  5. About 3 cents. That’s what your information is worth online.

Links for 15th Jan, 2019

  1. Dan Wang‘s annual letter.
  2. A fascinating list, throughout.
  3. Paul Krugman is most displeased.
  4. Evidence from India’s demonetization.
  5. Some welcome news about democracy – hopefully.

Links for 14th Jan, 2019

  1. Urbanization: the potential pitfalls.
  2. Old but gold. I chanced upon this while reading up on Kader Khan. (I’ll say it again: used properly, Twitter is gold)
  3. How many jobs does India need? (Who knows?)
  4. Sentence of the year, already.
    “References to George Orwell’s novel “1984” are also forbidden.”
  5. Further reading on the Chinese slowdown.

Links for 13th Jan, 2019

  1. Walking across Antarctica.
  2. China, the BRI and the dollar.
  3. Nouriel Roubini on President Trump and thee American economy.
  4. Kicking the Euro can down the road.
  5. Econ 101.

Links for 12th Jan, 2019

  1. Charles Dickens on poverty.
  2. In line with the Macaulay piece a couple of days ago.
  3. Analyzing the China slowdown.
  4. Longer horizons make more sense.
  5. The fight against malaria is not going well.

Links for 11th Jan, 2019

  1. “On what principle is it that, when we see nothing but improvement behind us, we are to expect nothing but deterioration before us?”
    I had no clue about this, and thoroughly enjoyed reading it.
  2. Brad DeLong is most displeased.
  3. Saving the tortilla.
  4. A better way to process this link is to immerse yourself on the two books by Bill Bryson on Britain.
  5. Big data and the census. Wayyyy tl;dr? Complements or substitutes?

Links for 10th January, 2019

  1. “But perhaps the bubble is now in predicting the next systemic crisis, rather than assuming everything will be OK.”
  2. The Russia problem. (Aka the commitment problem)
  3. arXiv in a nutshell.
  4. Incentivizing kidney donations.
  5. The end of brute force in chess computing.