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Monday assorted links

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1. Drone deliveries start in Virginia town. 2. “All the US politicians and pundits and social media virtue signalers who are quick to windbag opine on Hong Kong protests are quiet on Chile and Barcelona this week where brutal rioters are destroying their cities and police are aggressively cracking down.” That is from Sameer Chisty.  Not exactly how I would frame it, but a perspective worth hearing. 3. Sweet beverage taxes had no impact in three of the four major American cities studied. 4. Particulate matter has been rising in the U.S. since 2016 and that is bad. 5. New Kleiner and Soltas results on occupational licensing.  As a side note, if you think quantity restrictions on labor entry are so bad, are you also committed to thinking the dual of price restrictions — minimum wages — must

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1. Drone deliveries start in Virginia town.

2. “All the US politicians and pundits and social media virtue signalers who are quick to windbag opine on Hong Kong protests are quiet on Chile and Barcelona this week where brutal rioters are destroying their cities and police are aggressively cracking down.” That is from Sameer Chisty.  Not exactly how I would frame it, but a perspective worth hearing.

3. Sweet beverage taxes had no impact in three of the four major American cities studied.

4. Particulate matter has been rising in the U.S. since 2016 and that is bad.

5. New Kleiner and Soltas results on occupational licensing.  As a side note, if you think quantity restrictions on labor entry are so bad, are you also committed to thinking the dual of price restrictions — minimum wages — must fail too?  If not, what is the exact difference between those two cases?

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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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