Links for 13th October, 2018

  1. Bagehot and Il&FS. Great read.
  2. Harsh Vardhan on the rise of the NBFC’s in India. Equally great read (and is linked to in the first piece above)
  3. Education, stratification, gender and signaling.
  4. Brilliant ideas have difficult journeys.
  5. Data done right.
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Links for 18th July, 2018

  1. Don’t imagine you’re smarter. Read this with today’s context in mind.
  2. Anchoring, perhaps? Who knows what this is really about.
  3. Not every app design, in my opinion, has improved over time. Some definitely have, though.
  4. Via MR, a useful list for “top economists” to follow on Twitter. There’s not a single Chinese or India-specific Tiwtter handle on that list, by the way.
  5. Color me mildly pessimistic. Building cities is hard, but it is also very necessary.

Links for 15th July, 2018

  1. Scale is a difficult thing to achieve
  2. On why public transport matters. The SUV risks
  3. There are honeymoons, and there are honeymoons
  4. Ways to think about IVF
  5. If you ever feel like stealing bees, this is how to do it

Links for 14th July, 2018

  1. This is from a while back, but here is a small write-up about a comparatively lesser known story, of the Indian Navy’s “mutiny” in 1946.
  2. A must listen episode on (on the face of it) hitchhiking, on Conversations with Tyler 
  3. Spiders can fly (more interesting than you’d have thought)
  4. Further updates on the Fermi paradox
  5. Very long, partly fascinating essay about memory, via MR.

Links for 12th July, 2018

  1. Interpreting what North Korea saysNorth Korea says 
  2. On how the trade war started and why 
  3. Excellent post by Scott Sumner on things all of us should know more about
  4. Gulzar Natarajan advises leaping before looking… but then taking a very long hard look after.

Links for 11th July, 2018

  1. Giving trade a bad name
  2. Lessons from Cliff Asness, via Barry Ritholtz
  3. The article makes it clear that we’re a while away, but on printing human organs
  4. Growth is impossibly hard.
  5. On comparative advantage, and it not being a static concept.
  6. A contrarian take on the inversion of the yield curve

Links for 9th July, 2018

  1. The basketball experiment (and I envy you if you have never seen this before), looked at another way.
  2. Tyler Cowen is a hero. No two ways about that.
  3. What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, the footballing edition. Also, do read Antifragile, by NN Taleb.
  4. The Economist magazine tries to make sense of Netflix
  5. Restructuring Indian finance is hard.