Links for 31st October, 2018

  1. Yellen and R. Rajan on monetary policy today.
  2. Paul Krugman on global convergence.
  3. How Best Buy survived.
  4. Seth Godin on big and lousy software.
  5. On Chinese money in Vancouver.

Links for 30th October, 2018

  1. How to help the world?
  2. On genetic mutations, ongoing.
  3. A behemoth starts slowing down.
  4. Or has it?
  5. The continuing miracle that is Singapore.

Links for 29th October, 2018

  1. Paul Krugman on climate change deniers.
  2. The USA is disbanding a panel that measures pollution.
  3. Giving up on global warming.
  4. A good piece to bookmark, and read the hyperlinks, one paper at a time. I shall be doing this over the coming months.On Martin Weitzman.
  5. Towards building a more transparent EPA.

Links for 28th October, 2018

  1. Worth bookmarking – Chinese greens.
  2. Microeconomics these days.
  3. People these days.
  4. A little volatility is a good thing, even for the mind.
  5. The sunk cost fallacy.

Links for 27th October, 2018

  1. GDP and productivity (god, macro is hard)
  2. A review of a book I’m struggling with (and enjoying the struggle!)
  3. On Volitional Philanthropy.
  4. The unfortunate kind of stubborn attachments.
  5. The world’s largest food market.

I’m traveling to France in November. There will be some links pertinent to my trip that I’ll increasingly start putting up in the daily links. Also, please feel free to mail me whatever links you think might help me learn more about France – thanks (

Links for 26th October, 2018

  1. Eight channels of innovation?
  2. Saudi Arabia comes to Pakistan’s aid.
  3. Do monetary factors affect interest rates?
  4. Why do we like listening to music?
  5. One way to see Paris.

Links for 25th October, 2018

  1. Saudi Arabia and San Francisco .
  2. How to bridge cultural gaps?
  3. Seriously, how to bridge them?
  4. Tyler Cowen reviews (in his inimitable style) First Man.
  5. Speaking of stagnation

Links for 24th October, 2018

  1. Excellent article on India’s political journeyExcellent article on India’s political journey since independence. Must read if you are remotely interested in India’s politics.
  2. On thinking about CSR. Great read.
  3. The UK  world is not black and white.
  4. Nouriel Roubini is less than impressed with blockchain.
  5. Brad DeLong on the role of psychology during the 2008 crisis

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.