Links this week:
- Enrico Spolaore and Romain Wacziarg write on genetic barriers to growth. I have previously posted on their work here, here and here.
- Doug Kenrick on Free Market Psychology. There needs to be a rule that only those who have read Adam Smith are allowed to describe Adam Smith’s take on the invisible hand
- Also at Psychology Today, Matthew Rossano on human and Neanderthal rituals. The difference – cost. (HT: OneNakedApe)
- Malcolm Gladwell is interviewed in The Telegraph. Christopher Chabris reviews Gladwell’s latest book.
- More Gladwell – on genes and fairness in sport. Despite Gladwell’s flaws (see my thoughts on Outliers), I need to find some time to write a contrarian “In praise of Malcolm Gladwell” piece during this Gladwell bashing season (which it must be based on my twitter feed).
- Finally, the Human Fertility Collection has been launched. It is a supplement to the Human Fertility Database, and contains additional data that doesn’t meet HFD standards.