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Wednesday assorted links

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1. The most unwanted song, explanation here.  I still like it more than most of what is on the radio.  And it is certainly better than the most wanted song. 2. The best albums of the 1980s (was it really so bad?). 3. NASA’s next rockets might say Budweiser on the side.  And thwarted markets in everything: In 1993, a Georgia company called Space Marketing proposed putting a billboard in space so big that it would be visible from Earth. But the plan was met with disapproval from some in Congress, who derided the idea, saying space was a commons that should stay free of advertising. Edward J. Markey, then a Massachusetts congressman, lamented the possibility of children wishing “upon a falling billboard.” 4. Does the future have pet foxes? 5. Uh-oh Fan Bingbing. The post Wednesday assorted

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1. The most unwanted song, explanation here.  I still like it more than most of what is on the radio.  And it is certainly better than the most wanted song.

2. The best albums of the 1980s (was it really so bad?).

3. NASA’s next rockets might say Budweiser on the side.  And thwarted markets in everything:

In 1993, a Georgia company called Space Marketing proposed putting a billboard in space so big that it would be visible from Earth. But the plan was met with disapproval from some in Congress, who derided the idea, saying space was a commons that should stay free of advertising.

Edward J. Markey, then a Massachusetts congressman, lamented the possibility of children wishing “upon a falling billboard.”

4. Does the future have pet foxes?

5. Uh-oh Fan Bingbing.

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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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