Hail Britannia! – Marginal REVOLUTION

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The British approved the Pfizer vaccine, they approved the AstraZeneca vaccine, they moved to first doses first and now they are allowing (not yet...

Weak demand would derail Britain’s economic comeback

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This has been an exceptional year. Last week’s spending review showed how extraordinary it was for the UK. As the chancellor, Rishi Sunak, remarked,...

Thursday assorted links – Marginal REVOLUTION

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1. Best jazz of 2020? 2. Sex differences in immune responses. 3. WSJ with more on the GameStop saga. 4. French vaccine fails.  And who is accelerating...

FirstFT: Today’s top stories

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A Covid-19 vaccine being developed by Pfizer and Germany’s BioNTech has been found to be more than 90 per cent effective, in a breakthrough...

Socialists Claim Their System Is Morally Superior. They’re Wrong. | Bradley Thomas

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In a December 23 article published on mises.org, Lipton Matthews made the compelling case for advocates of free market capitalism to prioritize the moral...

Central Bank Digital Currencies and the War on (Physical) Cash | Kristoffer Mousten Hansen

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Twenty twenty is a year dominated by bad news. While governments around the world have imposed extremely destructive restrictions on economic life and promise...

Is research productivity declining in China and Germany? – Marginal REVOLUTION

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In a recent paper, Bloom et al. (2020) find evidence for a substantial decline in research productivity in the U.S. economy during the last 40...

Walter Williams: An Unlikely Proponent of Secession | José Niño

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There’s no disputing the void that has been left behind since economist Walter Williams passed away in December. Williams had a remarkable ability to...

Coronavirus Business Update: Voters put economy ahead of pandemic in US election

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Your level-headed briefing on how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting the markets, global business, our workplaces and daily lives, with expert input from our...

Why Threats of Election Violence May Be Here to Stay | Ryan McMaken

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A repeated pattern of close elections accompanied by threats of violence (or actual violence) is a sign that something is wrong with a nation's...

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