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Sunday assorted links

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1. “Burundi’s parliament has voted to pay 0,000 (£400,000) to President Pierre Nkurunziza and provide him with a luxury villa when he leaves office.” 2. The Body Shop: “And there’s only three questions to get a job. It’s, ‘Are you authorized to work in the U.S.? Can you stand for up to eight hours? And can you lift over 50 pounds?’” 3. Here is a new NIMBY song, a kind of anti-recommended.  The tree song, people are calling in on Twitter.  A reflection of our time? 4. Elizabeth Bruenig on epilepsy (NYT). 5. The Get Smart “cone of silence” is now a commercial reality (NYT). 6. How to donate a piece of your brain to science — while you’re still alive. 7. Six hundred U.S. citizens right now quarantined on 15 military bases in this country. The post Sunday assorted links appeared first on

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1. “Burundi’s parliament has voted to pay $530,000 (£400,000) to President Pierre Nkurunziza and provide him with a luxury villa when he leaves office.

2. The Body Shop: “And there’s only three questions to get a job. It’s, ‘Are you authorized to work in the U.S.? Can you stand for up to eight hours? And can you lift over 50 pounds?’”

3. Here is a new NIMBY song, a kind of anti-recommended.  The tree song, people are calling in on Twitter.  A reflection of our time?

4. Elizabeth Bruenig on epilepsy (NYT).

5. The Get Smart “cone of silence” is now a commercial reality (NYT).

6. How to donate a piece of your brain to science — while you’re still alive.

7. Six hundred U.S. citizens right now quarantined on 15 military bases in this country.

The post Sunday assorted links appeared first on Marginal REVOLUTION.

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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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