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Thursday assorted links

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1. Markets in everything: “New Zealand has ordered about 1,290 square feet of human skin from the United States to help treat patients severely burned in Monday’s volcanic eruption on White Island, as emergency workers scramble to find at least nine people still missing amid concerns the volcano could erupt again.” 2. What David Perell learned this year. 3. No-Castling chess, a new variant from Kramnik. 4. Old MR post on the Junker fallacy.  A lot of claims about stock buybacks commit this fallacy. 5. “My boss lets’us book hangover days.” (UK) 6. New results on Millennium Village Project. 7. New results on health insurance saving lives (NYT). The post Thursday assorted links appeared first on Marginal REVOLUTION.

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1. Markets in everything: “New Zealand has ordered about 1,290 square feet of human skin from the United States to help treat patients severely burned in Monday’s volcanic eruption on White Island, as emergency workers scramble to find at least nine people still missing amid concerns the volcano could erupt again.”

2. What David Perell learned this year.

3. No-Castling chess, a new variant from Kramnik.

4. Old MR post on the Junker fallacy.  A lot of claims about stock buybacks commit this fallacy.

5. “My boss lets’us book hangover days.” (UK)

6. New results on Millennium Village Project.

7. New results on health insurance saving lives (NYT).

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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