Evolving Economics is a blog by Jason Collins of his thoughts on economics, evolution and those areas in between.
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Links this week: The Lancet’s obesity predictions. Design things to be difficult. HT: Rory Sutherland Is there any known safe level of government funding? Increasing diversity by hiring groups, not individuals. Plenty of critiques of nudge-style interventions popping up, although they are rarely done well. Here’s another. And what is a nudge? A perspective on consumer […]
At Stumbling and Mumbling, Chris Dillow writes: [M]aybe some lefties do reject the heritability of IQ on ideological grounds. I want to make another point – that there’s no need for them to do so. You can accept that IQ (or ability generally) is heritable and still be a strong egalitarian. I say this because […]
I have just finished Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace, and along the way marked a couple of passages. The first two fit with the story that much behavioural science is formalisation of common sense. First, hindsight bias: In historical works on the year 1812 French writers are very fond of saying that Napoleon felt the danger of […]
Links this week (a slightly sparse list as I didn’t find much time to see what was out there): The number of never married in the US continues to grow. HT: Arnold Kling Moderate drinking is still good for you. Christopher Snowdon delves into the details. It’s no surprise that Uber and friends want to […]
A PwC report and associated press release claiming that Australia could “fall from the G20″ has triggered a round of media (e.g. here and here) questioning Australia’s role in the world. There’s nothing new in the report to worry about. Under the PwC model, Australia drops out of the top 20 countries by GDP on PPP terms […]
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