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Thursday assorted links

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1. Negative emotional contagion in ravens. 2. “As it turns out, NBA players make only 40 percent of their shots between 8 and 9 feet from the rim, and that number drops to only 35 percent between 25 and 26 feet from the rim. When it comes to field-goal percentage on jump shots, the effect of shot distance is pretty minor.”  Link here. 3. Claims about Fortnite. 4. How making chocolate is like mixing cement (NYT). 5. Victor Shih’s public choice theory of Xi’s China. 6. “Goats are glamorous, and super popular on social media now…“ The post Thursday assorted links appeared first on Marginal REVOLUTION.

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1. Negative emotional contagion in ravens.

2. “As it turns out, NBA players make only 40 percent of their shots between 8 and 9 feet from the rim, and that number drops to only 35 percent between 25 and 26 feet from the rim. When it comes to field-goal percentage on jump shots, the effect of shot distance is pretty minor.”  Link here.

3. Claims about Fortnite.

4. How making chocolate is like mixing cement (NYT).

5. Victor Shih’s public choice theory of Xi’s China.

6. “Goats are glamorous, and super popular on social media now…

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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