Monthly Archives: December 2013

Some links

Sherlock Holmes is now in the public domain. Surprised? Here’s Wikipedia: The Act extended these terms to life of the author plus 70 years and for works of corporate authorship to 120 years after creation or 95 years after publication, … Continue reading

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We Crush Their Spirits

I found this immensely depressing: The number of black immigrants living in the US has increased 13-fold from 1970 to 2010, increasing their share of the black population from 1% to 10%. Black immigrants’ labor market outcomes surpass those of … Continue reading

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What’s Scary about Big Data?

Here is a link to Hal Varian’s latest paper, which I haven’t read. Here is Kling: When confronted with a prediction problem of this sort an economist would think immediately of a linear or logistic regression. However, there may be … Continue reading

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TV Reflects Culture

Here David Brooks is right: I figure that unless you are in the business of politics, covering it or columnizing about it, politics should take up maybe a tenth corner of a good citizen’s mind. The rest should be philosophy, … Continue reading

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