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The vaccine mandate cases, polarization, and jurisprudential norms

By Richard LempertIn the vaccine mandate cases, Missouri v. Biden and National Federation of Independent Business v. OSHA, the Supreme Court rendered a split decision. Missouri v. Biden allowed the Biden administration to begin enforcing a rule that requires entities receiving Medicare or Medicaid funding to insist that their employees be vaccinated. National Federation of Independent Business v. OSHA prevents the Biden administration from enforcing a rule that would require businesses...

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Friday assorted links

1. David Brooks on America falling apart (NYT). 2. Jonah Goldberg is right.  And Megan McArdle is right. 3. Shawn Bradley’s life is tough. 4. “Likewise, authors from the same PhD program or who previously worked with the reviewer are significantly more likely to receive a positive evaluation. We also find that sharing “signals” of ability, such as publishing in “top five”, attending a high ranked PhD program, or being employed by a similarly ranked economics department...

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*The Voltage Effect*

From the excellent John List, the subtitle is How to Make Good Ideas Great and Great Ideas Scale. The post *The Voltage Effect* appeared first on Marginal REVOLUTION.         CommentsThis may be a very good book. I just wish they wouldn’t ... by QbertIn reply to RAD. My godchild will be entering the U of C in ... by raywardIn reply to JWatts. You are of course right about watt being ... by PersonallyIn reply to RAD. They are both pretty bad by...

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The reader requests of Celestus

I’ll break this into parts, and put my answer after each query: 1) I’m a remote worker. Why should I live in a city? Heck, why should I live in a suburb, or anywhere that has a state income tax? Even if I want “city amenities” why bother with NYC or SF or anywhere else that is built around the local job market? Why don’t I live in Puerto Rico and skirt income tax entirely? You live in a city for culture, for sex, and to marry well.  If those don’t apply...

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Thursday assorted links

1. In Austin, Caplan and Razib Khan will comment on Hanania.  I am telling them to put it on YouTube. 2. Pushing Zambia to become a start-up hub? 3. Can software identify your chess-playing style? 4. Support for the child tax credit is waning (NYT). 5. Western Arkansas is offering 10k in Bitcoin and bike to relocate there. 6. Why are so many defectors from North Korea to South Korea women? 7. Bruno M. on Apichatpong Weerasethakul. The post Thursday assorted links appeared first on...

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The Abundance Agenda

Excellent piece by Derek Thompson: America has too much venting and not enough inventing. We say that we want to save the planet from climate change—but in practice, many Americans are basically dead set against the clean-energy revolution, with even liberal states shutting down zero-carbon nuclear plants and protesting solar-power projects. We say that housing is a human right—but our richest cities have made it excruciatingly difficult to build new houses, infrastructure, or megaprojects....

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My Conversation with Ana Vidović

She is one of the world’s leading classical guitarists.  Here is the transcript and audio, here is part of the CWT summary: She joined Tyler to discuss that transition from prodigy to touring musician and more, including how Bach challenges her to become a better musician, the most difficult piece in guitar repertoire, the composers she wish had written for classical guitar, the Beatles songs she’d most like to transcribe, why it’s important to study a score before touching the guitar,...

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What are good long-term investments in your health?

Stuart asks: 1) what do you think are good long-term investments in your health? I know you’re a teetotaler and non-smoker, what about exercise? where do returns start not making sense? I do not think I am the expert you should consult, but I can tell you where my knowledge base comes from.  I have endured a lifetime of people with very exact ideas about health maximization, but with a paucity of data or carefully controlled studies.  I thus tend to be skeptical of very specific advice.  At...

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Wednesday assorted links

1. Libertarians are more positive. 2. New proof of personhood scheme? 3. How the Chinese do currency competition? 4. Thomas Edsall on various gender gap issues (NYT). 5. “Crime tourists” targeting Asian and Middle Eastern families in the DC suburbs? The post Wednesday assorted links appeared first on Marginal REVOLUTION.         CommentsIn reply to Anonymous. 2.4 million people is < 1% of the US ... by tg56In reply to Anonymous. 2.4...

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The Fed is behind the curve (as usual)

There’s a widespread impression that the Fed has recently tightened monetary policy. And it’s true that they have taken specific steps to signal an intention to raise rates and end QE earlier than had been expected six months ago. Nonetheless, monetary policy has effectively eased in the past six months, becoming more expansionary. The stance of monetary policy is not about Fed actions, it’s about market expectations of inflation/NGDP growth. During the summer of 2021,...

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