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Urbanization and its discontents

Harvard economist Edward Glaeser has a new paper out talking about “urbanization and its discontents.” In it, he argues that while cities today are working remarkably well for highly skilled people, they don’t seem to be delivering the same upward mobility to lower skilled people.… Read More

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Thoughts on the coronavirus

This is an excellent article by James Hamblin about the coronavirus. He believes, along with many epidemiologists, that the disease (COVID-19) is unlikely to be contained, and may become endemic: The Harvard epidemiology professor Marc Lipsitch is exacting in his diction, even for an epidemiologist.… Read More

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The status quo, please

In 1988, William Samuelson (Boston University) and Richard Zeckhauser (Harvard University) published a seminal paper called, Status Quo Bias in Decision Making. In one of the experiments cited in the paper, two groups of people are given a hypothetical task that involves picking from a… Read More