A few links that have caught my fancy lately.
- Malcolm Gladwell on Steve Jobs' real genius (HT: DH)
- Adam Gopnik on decline (and Thomas Friedman, and the Republicans)
- A sister's eulogy for Steve Jobs (warning: you may cry)
- A special issue of Social Science Quarterly on genetic research
- Mark Kleinman on crime & enforcement
- The merits of birth control
- Bowling Alone but Tweeting Together (I disagree with the conclusion, but love the title)
- A long-run view of Australia's university gender gap
- A critical view of financial education
- The long-run effect of being conscripted to fight for Australia in Vietnam - evidence from random lotteries
- Smarter ways to learn languages
- Diversity and public goods - evidence from France (HT: NG)
- Napster didn't diminish the quality of pop music
- Damien Hickman on politics and parenthood
- Bad policy wrapped in a 'security' blanket
- George Megalogenis on lupine leadership (HT: DA)
- How lasting is voter gratitude?
- The economics of determining the PM's party
- In Argentina, more government advertising means less coverage of corruption scandals
- The social costs of carbon
- A splendid analysis of the economics of energy (HT: DG)
- Climate change and mortality
- How do house prices affect the decision to have a baby?
- The effect of bottle deposit laws on income
- The regressivity of Herman Cain's tax plan
- The impact of road spending and public transport spending on congestion
- The Keynes-Hayek rap (I could mention that the Hayekian script writers omit to include a recession, but that'd be churlish)
- A 'Productivity Masterclass' from two Productivity Commission researchers
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