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Interesting links this week.

  1. Chris Snowdon on “Sin Taxes and Saint Subsidies”. It’s a piece on taxing “bad” foods and subsidising “good” foods.
  2. Tyler Cowen doesn’t buy the good economic news about Brexit. He notes the British pound has declined 9 percent against the Euro since the vote.
  3. Politico 50 reading list. American political figures on the best books they read this year. I’ve only read Yuval Levin’s The Fractured Republic of the books on this list but I can recommend that one.
  4. Nassim Taleb on the “Intellectual yet Idiot”. “The IYI pathologizes others for doing things he doesn’t understand without ever realizing it is his understanding that may be limited. He thinks people should act according to their best interests and he knows their interests, particularly if they are “red necks” or English non-crisp-vowel class who voted for Brexit. When Plebeians do something that makes sense to them, but not to him, the IYI uses the term “uneducated”.”
  5. Architecturally interesting retirement homes in Japan. Cool pictures at the link.

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