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Don’t imagine you’re smarter. Read this with today’s context in mind. Anchoring, perhaps? Who knows
what this is really about. Not
every app design, in my opinion, has improved over time. Some definitely have, though. 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. Color me mildly pessimistic.
Building cities is hard, but it is also very necessary.
A useful article to read about
how to think about plastic (individual efforts don’t seem to help much, unfortunately) Via MR, slides and some papers from an NBER conference about the “
Global Financial Crisis@10“. I haven’t read a single link so far, but it seems very interesting. I’ll post specific links if they’re especially relevant later. Greg Mankiw makes a very relevant and timely point about
more careful phrasing. Calculating GDP isn’t a science.
Far from it. The
bitter truth about sugar this year
Lessons from the Israel-Arab conflict for the Korean peninsula. Key takeaway: it’s more complicated than President Trump seems to think
Nobody knows anything. Indeed. Via FT Alphaville,
six lies on trade
On understanding CDS, and
how they reached where they are today Via MR,
a paper on travel costs and collaboration. Or put another way, is not traveling more expensive than expensive travel?
Scale is a difficult thing to achieve On why public transport matters.
The SUV risks There are honeymoons, and
there are honeymoons Ways to
think about IVF If you ever feel like stealing bees,
this is how to do it
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. A must listen episode on (on the face of it) hitchhiking, on
Conversations with Tyler
Spiders can fly (more interesting than you’d have thought) Further updates on the
Very long, partly fascinating essay about memory, via MR.
On when to
write a put. Maybe. Brexit is proving to be
Screenshots on steroids
Understanding momentum (in the financial sense of the term). Also listen to a Conversations with Tyler episode in which Tyler Cowen interviews Cliff Asness Is Xi Jingping being boxed into a corner? And if so, what is he likely to do?
These are worrying questions.
A timely topic to read about. I hope you make it through unscathed!
North Korea says North Korea says On how the
trade war started and why Excellent post by Scott Sumner on
things all of us should know more about Gulzar Natarajan advises
leaping before looking… but then taking a very long hard look after.