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Briefly Noted for 2020-10-26

DeLong: COVID Dashboard https://research.stlouisfed.org/dashboard/56322… Ulrike Malmendier, Stefan Nagel, & Zhen Yan: The Making of Hawks & Doves: Inflation Experiences on the FOMC https://www.nber.org/papers/w23228.pdf... Dan Froomkin: New York Times Nailed for Publishing Republican Propaganda—Yet Again https://www.salon.com/2020/10/23/new-york-times-nailed-for-publishing-republican-propaganda--yet-again/: ‘Two supposedly "average" voters in a Times story turn out to be...

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Davies: Lying for Money Book Talk—Noted

Brown University: Rhodes Center for International Economics & Finance https://watson.brown.edu/events/2020/book-talk-dan-davies-lying-money-how-legendary-frauds-reveal-workings-our-world: 'Friday, October 16, 2020 12 p.m. – 1 p.m edt: Most white-collar crime works is by manipulating institutional psychology... creating something that looks as much as possible like a normal set of transactions. The drama comes later, when it all unwinds.... There are only so many ways you can con...

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Cowen: Reject the Great Barrington Declaration—Noted

...here is one bit.... Here are the key words of the Great Barrington Declaration on herd immunity: The most compassionate approach that balances the risks and benefits of reaching herd immunity, is to allow those who are at minimal risk of death to live their lives normally to build up immunity to the virus through natural infection, while better protecting those who are at highest risk. We call this Focused Protection. What exactly does the...

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Briefly Noted for 2020-10-16

Philippe Weil (1989): The Equity Premium Puzzle & the Riskfree Rate Puzzle https://github.com/braddelong/public-files/blob/master/readings/article-weil-1989-riskfree.pdf... Donald Harris: Introduction to Bukharin: “Theory of the Leisure Class” https://github.com/braddelong/public-files/blob/master/readings/article-harris-bukharin-intro.pdf… Constance L. Hunter: Economic Outlook: Riding the COVID-Coaster...

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Briefly Noted for 2020-10-14

Excellent to watch to see Michael Kades present his point-of-view on video: Michael Kades: Proposals to Strengthen the Antitrust Laws & Restore Competition Online https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--jXAdjieTo… Ta-Nehisi Coates: Leak: The Atlantic Had A Meeting About Kevin Williamson https://www.huffpost.com/entry/leak-the-atlantic-had-a-meeting-about-kevin-williamson-it-was-a-liberal-self-reckoning_n_5ac7a3abe4b0337ad1e7b4df: ‘Black writers... would be brought in... [to] give a view...

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Briefly Noted for 2020-10-12

Wikipedia: Martha Gellhorn https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martha_Gellhorn… Martha Gellhorn: The Face of War https://github.com/braddelong/public-files/blob/master/readings/book-gellhorn-face.pdf... Yun Sheng: Little Emperors: Memoir of an Only Child https://www.lrb.co.uk/the-paper/v38/n10/sheng-yun/little-emperors… Evan Cheng & Sandi Khine: Over 100 Faculty Sign Open Letter Calling for Faculty Senate to Reconsider Hoover Institution’s Relationship with Stanford...

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Volcker Disinflation Denialism from Gene Fama…—Noted

.#noted #2020-10-11 Someone who wishes me ill reminds me today that Eugene Fama regularly flunks the Turing Test. Perhaps I should, rather, say that he is a blank slate, or a Bourbon: Prince Charles de Talleyrand-Perigord said, famously, that the Bourbons of France had “learnt nothing and forgotten nothing”—learnt nothing about the world, and forgotten nothing of the privilege and deferences to which they believed they were entitled, in spite of the fact that they too had lived...

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Boushey: The New Employment Data—Noted

This is significantly better in terms of the employment report than I was expecting to see. It heartens me about the economy for the third quarter and maybe the fourth. But it depresses me about 2021, as it seems to indicate a lot of the country’s decision makers are not taking the virus as seriously as they should Perhaps this week will change their minds: Heather Boushey: New Employment Data https://twitter.com/HBoushey/status/1312007393480511490: ‘The economy added 661,000 jobs in...

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