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Excellent anecdote re: digital market distortions



Anyone know how to link in a specific audio clip from a podcast episode? The timestamps in the link are not honored in how WordPress picks up the link.

Nevertheless, check out 15m30s to 16m30s here from Ross Roberts:

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War on the Rocks recco



Such a good podcast find earlier this summer. Not too late to jump in to get your Ukraine war updates:

https://warontherocks.com/category/podcasts/war-on-the-rocks/

For example this week:

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Cowen Instagram counterfactuals



I would make two more general points.  First, you could very easily argue that eyeglasses make (many not all) teenage girls feel worse about their body image.  Lots of things will.  Automobiles.  Parties.  Clothes shops.  Such costs are not zero, but they have to be put in perspective.

Second, the lives of teenage girls are messy and complex. Anything that plays a noticeable role in said lives also will have effects that are messy and complex. Deal with it. The same used to be true of the (old-fashioned) telephone as well, not to mention birth control pills and automobiles.

https://marginalrevolution.com/marginalrevolution/2021/10/more-details-on-instagram-being-underrated.html?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=more-details-on-instagram-being-underrated

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Breathwork in a nutshell



Best 30 seconds of free advice for breath work.

  1. Hands on your ribs.
  2. Fill the bucket from the bottom to the top.

General link to the podcast version of the show. Value of the podcast for me was sifting through the episode topics for a few nuggets on topics I was interested in:

Episode 42 SH//FT Perspective

In this episode, we get into the place of research, information, and data vs the ability to feel.  Unfettered access […] The post Episode 42 appeared first on SH//FT.
  1. Episode 42
  2. Episode 41
  3. Episode 40
  4. Episode 39
  5. Episode 38
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Bryan Caplan On Open Borders



Worth calling this out as a post because I’ve been a fan of Bryan Caplan for some time and am sympathetic to his open borders arguments. But this interview in particular with Andrew Sullivan was such a great teardown of immigration skepticism:

https://andrewsullivan.substack.com/p/bryan-caplan-on-open-borders

Bad look for Sullivan. Seemed like he didn’t read the (“comic”) book!

Not saying I’m unambiguously in agreement with Caplan. But in combination with regulatory reform (ie. expansion of protected conservation areas, better zoning, green urban planning, etc.) in host countries I think he’s on the right track for policies that are both morally just and pro economic growth.

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