Links for 7th November, 2018

  1. How to walk through a museum.
  2. Where do people go, when at the Louvre?
  3. Understanding the layout at the Louvre.
  4. Tips for visiting the Louvre (my apologies about the pop-up ads you might see)
  5. Funding the Louvre.

Note: as with almost all of the posts on EFE, this one has also been scheduled beforehand. The reason I have put this up to run today is because if all goes well, we’ll be at the Louvre today.

But the idea, of course, is not to gloat – the first link, for example, is valid for all museums, not just the Louvre (is in fact valid for more than just museums). The second link helps me understand where not  to go. And so on…


(The fifth link is depressing, but memento mori!)


Links for 6th November, 2018

  1. On a ring lost in space.
  2. But It’s Not Google.
  3. On Google’s camera, and how it gets better.
  4. By iPhone’s new camera, and how it is better.
  5. Learning to concentrate. Again.

Links for 5th November, 2018

  1. On Airbnb in Barcelona.
  2. Has India’s business cycle finally turned?
  3. On examinations in India.
  4. A contrarian take on electric cars.
  5. On the bone marrow.

Links for 4th November, 2018

  1. Show me the money. That is via Sundaresh Sankaran.
  2. Do the rich capture all the gains from economic growth? This is a great read.
  3. If you feel like you haven’t gotten nervous in a while – FT on China. From that article: “Real estate — which includes shopping malls and office towers as well as apartments, both of which are suffering their own gluts — is the bedrock of the Chinese economy, accounting for about 20 per cent of GDP in 2013, a level similar to that of both Spain and Ireland when they were hit by the Eurozone crisis, and triple the level of the United States before the subprime mortgage crisis.”
  4. This is also a great read. On rules for learning. That’s not what it says on the label, but that’s what it is. Via MR.
  5. Take the annuity.

Links for 3rd November, 2018

  1. The world’s best music device (the iPod was the Kindle of the music world, basically)
  2. The world’s always been the same.
  3. But it is changing too, thankfully.
  4. And mostly for the better, albeit really, really slowly.
  5. Roger Ebert reviews (reviewed) Midnight in Paris.

Links for 2nd November, 2018

  1. Cues that indicate a recession? This link is via Manpreet Singh, an avid reader of this blog.
  2. The gift that keeps on giving. Further updates on Tesla.
  3. On re-engineering humanity.
  4. On the US Govt’s report on socialism.
  5. On the US Govt’s report on socialism.*

*No, that last link is not a repeat of 4. Go ahead and click on it.

Links for 1st November, 2018

  1. Tyler Cowen on law and economics – but more about the life blood of colleges.
  2. A useful paper on behavioral finance from a corporate perspective.
  3. A link to the paper Paul Krugman referenced in his write-up on global convergence.
  4. Did Britain get conned?
  5. The Economist on China and America.