Interesting stuff

  1. A great PSA for “clean water in a packet”
  2. The roots of “wokefulness” in academia
  3. Some Russian academics published an article [paywall] proposing to use crypto-currencies as an “academic payment system”, much like the system Jens and I proposed 10 years ago. I hope they succeed!
  4. Why are cities so expensive? (hint: safety regulations)
  5. Three Leiden professors on the Trump-Biden debate (and US politics)
  6. From fascist to communist to green pigs
  7. What is philosophy?
  8. John Snow used maps to identify the source of the 1854 cholera outbreak
  9. Emily Oster is helping families raise their kids and parents understand Covid school risks, but she’s “not publishing enough” academic research. A good example of wrong incentives in the academic world.
  10. The best forecasts quantify potential risks without limiting “interesting” possible scenarios

Author: David Zetland

I'm a political-economist from California who now lives in Amsterdam.

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