Links this week:
- Lectures on Human Capital by Gary Becker. (HT: Eric Crampton)
- We learn more from success than failure. A bit semantic, and where is this government agency with a learn-from-failure culture? But worth the read.
- The 2014 Nanny State awards.
- Robert Sapolsky on the Christmas truce of 1914.
- People like gifts that they want.
- Greater contact between racial groups increases bias? (HT: Razib Khan)
- Another arena where a bit more science might help – the justice system.
- The Accidental Lobster Farmers (HT: Tyler Cowen).
- Nothing like an article confirming my priors – LaTeX is a productivity sink (HT: Alex Tabarrok). A common comment I receive from economists on my papers is “Did you do this in Word?” The funny thing with LaTeX is that most people don’t change the default font – if you did that, people might not know it was prepared with LaTeX.