Links for 22nd September, 2018

  1. Are the economists listening? If you’ve heard about the mobile phone and Kerala fishermen paper, this might make for good reading. Also see this.
  2. Practice matters, and is underrated.
  3. Climate change will hurt poorer countries more. Duh.
  4.  The youngest continent.
  5. On the origins of ludo

Links for 21st September, 2018

  1. Not all startups need VC money.
  2. Freelancers on the internet could do with a bit more money.
  3. Money makes us all happier.
  4. Too much of it could be a bad thing, though.
  5. Should we use money to value companies?


A suggested soundtrack to enjoy along with today’s links.

Links for 20th September, 2018

  1. The NYT on our genetic heritage.
  2. The more I read about macro, the less I understand it.
  3. Maybe substituting away from reading macro is a good idea.
  4. Tyler Cowen on thinking about tennis, and applying it elsewhere. Also see this book.
  5. Via MR: teachers on Instagram.

Links for 19th September, 2018

  1. An eye-opener on our diplomats (or lack of them)
  2. Do economists actually make money?
  3. Via MR: I’m an economist.
  4. A reason to buy more books.
  5. Via MR: a new mall in Dubai (shocking, I know).

Links for 18th September, 2018

  1. I’ve been playing SimCity on the phone for a while, and therefore found this interesting.
  2. A writer I greatly admire from the tech world, on keeping at it.
  3. Another blogger I greatly admire, writing about an editor I admire even more.
  4. Back when the rupee was pegged to the pound.
  5. On math and economics, a favorite bugbear of mine.

Links for 17th September, 2018

  1. Turkey and original sin.
  2. Vajpayee’s thinking on China and India.
  3. Buruma on VS Naipaul.
  4. Tim Harford on the Peter Principle.
  5. On shorter work weeks in Germany (and maybe elsewhere?)

Links for 16th September, 2008

  1. When cinema becomes religion.
  2. Tamal Bandhopadhyay on public sector banks in India.
  3. Celebtating Urjit Patel.
  4. Remembering James Mirrlees.
  5. Holding on to Sweden.