My media diet this week. I’m going to be making a new post about my media diet every once in a while. I’m inspired, in this respect, by Luke Muehlhauser.
- Michael Sandel, Justice.
- Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson, Why Nations Fail.
- Tyler Cowen, Stubborn Attachments.
- Yuval Harari, Homo Deus.
- Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo, Poor Economics.
- Allison Schrager, An Economist Walks Into a Brothel.
Plan to Read Soon
- Will MacAskill, Doing Good Better.
- Julia Serano, Excluded.
- Charles Wheelan, Naked Statistics.
- Diane Coffey and Dean Spears, Where India Goes.
- Atul Gawande, Complications.
- Annie Lowrey, Give People Money.
- Juno Mac and Molly Smith, Revolting Prostitutes.
I recently read some really good material:
- Scott Alexander writes “The Non-Libertarian FAQ.”
- Venkatesh Rao (Ribbonfarm) on “The Quality of Life.”
- Angrist et al.’s white paper on “Measuring Human Capital.”
- Sarah Kliff’s ER bill project sees success.
- Jason Furman and Larry Summers explain budget deficits.
- Farah Naqvi on the BJP’s sexism.
- Vox’s Kelsey Piper on how the novocaine shortage in the UK hurts farm animals.
This video on human population is great: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QsBT5EQt348
I’ve been newly introduced to a bunch of songs by a friend. Really like them:
- “All We Ever Knew” by The Head in the Heart.
- “Ophelia” by the Lumineers.
- “Cigarette Daydreams” by Cage the Elephant.
- “You’re Somebody Else” by Flora Cash.
Apart from that, I rediscovered some old favorites:
- “Gravity” by John Mayers.
- “All That We See” by The Black Ryder.
- “Fade Into You” by Mazzy Star.
- “Promise” by Ben Howard.