Interesting stuff

  1. I really like the Odd Lots podcast. Their “10 things we learned in 2023” is a really nice introduction to their style and content.
  2. Women’s bodies (fertility, etc.) play a huge role in our social and cultural evolution. Listen to this discussion.
  3. Read this 2018 article on the “9.9 percent,” i.e., the rich-but-not-that-rich group of people who have gained at the expense of the 90 percent below us (yes — “us” – -the readers of blogs like this). Here’s a relevant excerpt:
    The source of the trouble, considered more deeply, is that we have traded rights for privileges. We’re willing to strip everyone, including ourselves, of the universal right to a good education, adequate health care, adequate representation in the workplace, genuinely equal opportunities, because we think we can win the game. But who, really, in the end, is going to win this slippery game of escalating privileges?
  4. Read how governments in middle-income countries are trying to get rich via industrial policy, etc. In 1945, Hayek explained how they would fail.
  5. Read about the (imminent? threat of a?) collapse of trust in the US. Things will NOT go well if that happens, and it kinda already is!

H/T to CD

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Author: David Zetland

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

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