Interesting stuff

  1. Read: When does democracy morph into mobocracy?
  2. Read: A critique of gentrification that misunderstands the commons and property rights
  3. Read: Most economies are in a “K-shaped” recovery in which the rich get richer and the poor poorer and more on how everyone is better off on average but the poor are not average.
  4. Read: Why you’re more creative in coffee shops (it’s not the coffee!)
  5. Read: Has tech destroyed society? A 25-year bet ends with “maybe”
  6. Listen: How Desi Arnez (Lucy O’Ball’s husband) “invented television”
  7. Watch: How terrible products get 5-star reviews on Amazon (hint: bribes)
  8. Listen: Georgian (and surrounding peoples’) language and history
  9. Read: Scott Alexander (Slate Star Codex) is back, with a new blog (subscriptions encouraged) and a helluva story about being doxxed by the NYT and what happened when he erased his old blog.
  10. Listen: GameStop and one battle where “retail” is beating “institutional” investors (woo hoo r/wallstreetbets)

H/T to PB

Author: David Zetland

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

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