Fiscal austerity in Japan, by Scott Sumner

Because history is written by Keynesians, many people have a highly distorted view of fiscal policy.  They attribute the double dip Eurozone recession (2011-13) to fiscal austerity, whereas it was actually caused by an extremely…

10 Sunday Reads

My easy like Sunday morning reads: • Jason Zweig on David Perell’s podcast (Jason Zweig)• Seven Trends in Investment Management (CFA Institute)• Elon Musk on Moon Bases, Mars, and How Not to Be Vaporized (Popular…

Links 5/26/19

SpaceX just launched 60 satellites for its Starlink Constellation. Internet service providers should be very worried. Universe Today (a Starlink “satellite train”). So much for astronomy? Wow these 60 Starlink @spacex satellites are going to…

Terminator: Dark Fate (teaser trailer)

Welcome to the day after Judgment Day. Producer James Cameron returns with director Tim Miller for Terminator: Dark Fate. In theaters 11.1.19   Terminator: Dark Fate   Linda Hamilton (“Sarah Connor”) and Arnold Schwarzenegger (“T-800”)…

MIB: Thomas Lin of Quanta

This week we speak with Thomas Lin, founding editor of Quanta Magazine, an award-winning, editorially independent science and math news site published by the Simons Foundation, which itself is funded by Jim Simons, founder of…

10 Weekend Reads

The weekend is here! Pour yourself a mug of Keurig coffee, grab a seat on the beach, and get ready for our longer form weekend reads: • The Problem With Capitalism? We Don’t Have Enough…

Gifts of the Immigrants, Woes of the Natives:…

Lambert here: Note that the “Age of Mass Migration” is not today, but the period between 1850 and 1915. By Marco Tabellini, Postdoctoral fellow, Harvard Business School. Originally published at VoxEU. Recent waves of immigration…

The Faux Revolution of Mindfulness

Yves here. The packaging of “mindfulness” as a means for self-betterment has been a staple of the New Age for at least 30 years.  Some programs dangle the promise that if you become adept, you’ll…

Lessons from the Age of Mass Migration

Gifts of the immigrants, woes of the natives: Lessons from the Age of Mass Migration The recent immigration waves to Europe and the US have fuelled an intense political debate. Proposals to introduce or tighten…