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Monday assorted links

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1. Gottlieb and McClellan, both former FDA heads, call for accelerated vaccine approval for designated groups, without relaxation of broader standards (WSJ). 2. The perfection premium. 3. A time-lapse map of every nuclear explosion through 1998. 4. “We find no evidence of manipulation of Chinese COVID-19 data using Benford’s Law.” 5. “We conclude that the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally generated public health costs of as much as .2 billion.” 6. Open-air winter schools in New England, in pre-complacency times. 7. Life on Venus?  No one cares about that either…(NYT)  As a kid I was convinced there was life on Venus, and was never persuaded by the impossibility arguments.  So today (while this remains uncertain) I am feeling ever so slightly vindicated in one of my earlier specific beliefs. The

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1. Gottlieb and McClellan, both former FDA heads, call for accelerated vaccine approval for designated groups, without relaxation of broader standards (WSJ).

2. The perfection premium.

3. A time-lapse map of every nuclear explosion through 1998.

4. “We find no evidence of manipulation of Chinese COVID-19 data using Benford’s Law.

5. “We conclude that the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally generated public health costs of as much as $12.2 billion.

6. Open-air winter schools in New England, in pre-complacency times.

7. Life on Venus?  No one cares about that either…(NYT)  As a kid I was convinced there was life on Venus, and was never persuaded by the impossibility arguments.  So today (while this remains uncertain) I am feeling ever so slightly vindicated in one of my earlier specific beliefs.

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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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