Links for 23rd December, 2018

  1. if something looks too good to be true, it usually is.
  2. Making sense of China. Great (if somewhat hastily edited) read.
  3. Trying to make sense of India.
  4. “Blockchains are NOT about cutting computational costs (at least relative to centralized servers). Blockchains are about incurring a sacrifice in the form of INCREASED computational costs to achieve a *decrease* in *social costs*.” It is worth your while to read this tweetstorm.
  5. Moneyball 2.0.