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Sunday assorted links

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1. Scientists to grow ‘mini-brains’ using Neanderthal DNA. 2. “Has it occurred to you that nobody talks about sellouts anymore?”  Was Kurt Cobain the last “authentic” musician of import? 3. “MacLean said she realized the book she was writing “had 275 pages of a character who probably would have voted for Donald Trump,” so she deleted the entire manuscript.”  Link here. 4. I hadn’t know that Mariana Mazzucato grew up in New Jersey (FT, good profile of her). 5. A Borges drawing before he lost his sight. The post Sunday assorted links appeared first on Marginal REVOLUTION.

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1. Scientists to grow ‘mini-brains’ using Neanderthal DNA.

2. “Has it occurred to you that nobody talks about sellouts anymore?”  Was Kurt Cobain the last “authentic” musician of import?

3. “MacLean said she realized the book she was writing “had 275 pages of a character who probably would have voted for Donald Trump,” so she deleted the entire manuscript.”  Link here.

4. I hadn’t know that Mariana Mazzucato grew up in New Jersey (FT, good profile of her).

5. A Borges drawing before he lost his sight.

The post Sunday assorted links appeared first on Marginal REVOLUTION.

Tyler Cowen
Tyler Cowen is an American economist, academic, and writer. He occupies the Holbert C. Harris Chair of economics as a professor at George Mason University and is co-author, with Alex Tabarrok, of the popular economics blog Marginal Revolution. Cowen and Tabarrok have also ventured into online education by starting Marginal Revolution University. He currently writes the "Economic Scene" column for the New York Times, and he also writes for such publications as The New Republic, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Newsweek, and the Wilson Quarterly.

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