Links for 9th December, 2018

  1. Bill Gates’ 2018 book list.
  2. Never study things out of context.
  3. Loud restaurants are more profitable.
  4. The proportion of all students who were enrolled exclusively online grew to 15.4 percent (up from 14.7 percent in 2016). Yay!
  5. Gideon Rachman on Japan and China.
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Links for 8th December, 2018

  1. Alex Tabarrok on blogging economics (among other things)
  2. A contrarian take on whether Trump deserves credit on “ending” (postponing?) the trade wars.
  3. Adam Smith on inequality – and why he might have been wrong.
  4. Bill Gates reviews Yuval Noah Harari’s 21 Lessons for the 21st Century.
  5. On wanting a weird future.

Links for 7th December, 2018

  1. On hindsight and Amazon’s HQ audition process.
  2. China, Hollywood, and influencing. If you are new to this, read this.
  3. I was strongly reminded of Signor Roberto. (That’s a Godfather reference, by the way)
  4. The 420 Extra Pale Ale and beyond.
  5. Some good news for India’s textile exports, thank god.

Links for 6th December, 2018

  1. A triumph for Trump?
  2. Heard of Luckin Coffee?
  3. Microeconomics, incentives, policy-making and empty stores in Manhattan.
  4. Creating content will not make you any money.
  5. Or will it?

Links for 5th December, 2018

  1. A good summary of the PE/VC space in India
  2. Twitter and oil production.
  3. What do the Democratic Republic of Congo, North Korea,Australia and Singapore have in common?
  4. What will happen if when China stumbles?
  5. QE is here to stay.

Links for 4th December, 2018

  1. An interesting map of the world.
  2. Ronal Coase at work.
  3. Tyler Cowen’s picks for best non-fiction of 2018.
  4. Mithila Phadke on (ostensibly) her grandmother’s cooking.
  5. Via Neha Sinha, John H. Cochrane on preventing financial crises.

Links for 3rd December, 2018

  1. Understanding off-balance sheet items.
  2. Beware stories.
  3. Further details on 1MDB.
  4. Bitcoin: uh-oh.
  5. Defining Scandinavian socialism (or not, actually).