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Thursday assorted links

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1. On EU internet filters. 2. Americans now find suicide more socially acceptable. 3. What predicts inter-caste marriage?: the education of the groom’s mother.  And note this: “Even in 2011, the rate of inter caste marriages in India was as low as 5.82%.” 4. Malcolm Gladwell and Jacob Weisberg are launching a new audio company. 5. TED talk by philosopher William MacAskill on how best to help the world. 6. Teens are protesting in-class presentations.  ““Nobody should be forced to do something that makes them uncomfortable,” says Ula, a 14-year-old in eighth grade, who, like all students quoted, asked to be referred to only by her first name.” The post Thursday assorted links appeared first on Marginal REVOLUTION.

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1. On EU internet filters.

2. Americans now find suicide more socially acceptable.

3. What predicts inter-caste marriage?: the education of the groom’s mother.  And note this: “Even in 2011, the rate of inter caste marriages in India was as low as 5.82%.”

4. Malcolm Gladwell and Jacob Weisberg are launching a new audio company.

5. TED talk by philosopher William MacAskill on how best to help the world.

6. Teens are protesting in-class presentations.  ““Nobody should be forced to do something that makes them uncomfortable,” says Ula, a 14-year-old in eighth grade, who, like all students quoted, asked to be referred to only by her first name.”

The post Thursday 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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