Very Briefly Noted 2019-12-31:

  1. Wikipedia: Dérogeance

  2. John Scalzi: The 10s in Review: Whatever Best of 2010–2019

  3. Alissa Wilkinson: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker review 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is what happens when a franchise gives up. The new movie is a colossal failure of imagination...

  4. David Albouy

  5. Reading List for: The "Classical" Mediterranean Economy

  6. Ian Morris: The Eighth-Century Revolution 'In the eighth century BC the communities of central Aegean Greece... and their colonies overseas laid the foundations of the economic, social, and cultural framework that constrained and enabled Greek achievements for the next five hundred years.... Aegean Greeks created a new form of identity, the equal male citizen, living freely within a small polis... defeated all rival models in the central Aegean, and was spreading through other Greek communities...

  7. Ian Morris: The Growth of Greek Cities in the First Millennium BC 'I trace the growth of the largest Greek cities from perhaps 1,000- 2,000 people at the beginning of the first millennium BC to 400,000-500,000 at the millennium’s end.... While political power was never the only engine of urban growth in classical antiquity, it was always the most important motor. The size of the largest Greek cities was a function of the population they controlled, mechanisms of tax and rent, and transportation technology...

  8. Max Boot: ‘Downton Abbey’ Reminds Us What ‘Conservatism’ Really Means 'I can’t stand what American conservatism has become. A movement ostensibly devoted to conserving the best of America is instead tearing down the rule of law and tearing the country apart in order to protect a crude and cruel demagogue. Today’s conservatives equate civility with weakness and moderation with selling out. They celebrate boorish behavior with the mantra “At least he fights!”...

  9. David Edelstein: Little Women Movie Review: Greta Gerwig’s 2019 Version

  10. Francis A. Walker (1888): Recent Progress of Political Economy in the United States

  11. Stephen Chu: _How to Study: The "Levels of Processing" Framework

  12. Wikipedia: Spaced Repetition

  13. Wikipedia: SuperMemo

  14. Melissa Dell: Econ 1342 'This course examines the history of economic growth, beginning with the divergence between human ancestors and other primates and continuing through the end of the twentieth century. Topics covered include the Neolithic Revolution; economic growth in ancient societies; the origins of modern economic growth; theories and evidence about the institutional, geographic, and cultural determinants of growth; the East Asian Miracle; the middle income trap; the political economy of growth; growth and inequality; and theories and evidence about the persistence of poverty in the world's poorest regions. The recorded lectures are from the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences course Economics 1342. Students may not count both ECON E-1340 (offered previously) and ECON E-1342 toward a degree...

  15. Pan Seared Salmon with Lemon Garlic Butter Sauce

  16. Matthew Smith, Danny Yagan, Owen M. Zidar, and Eric Zwick: Capitalists in the Twenty-First Century 'Tax data linking 11 million firms to their owners show[s]... pass-through profit accrues to working-age owners of closely-held, mid-market firms in skill-intensive industries. Pass-through profit falls by three-quarters after owner retirement or premature death...

  17. Center For American Progress Action Fund: Trump’s False Promise on GM Factories Closing

  18. Center For American Progress Action Fund: How Trump is Hurting Farmers

  19. Alex Tabarrok: Summers on the Wealth Tax

  20. Rich Miller: Summers Lambasts Warren, Sanders Plans to Tax Wealth of the Rich

  21. Emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman: Progressive Wealth Taxation

  22. Catherine Rampell: Would a “Wealth Tax” Help Combat Inequality? A Debate with Saez, Summers, and Mankiw

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