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A FaceApp For The Federal Budget

by Daniel Heilvia Budget Matters, America Off Balance
Thursday, July 25, 2019

Over the last month, social media accounts have been filled with wrinkles and gray hair. With the help of the mobile app FaceApp, people are fast-forwarding the aging process to see what they might look like years from now.

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The Libertarian: The Moon — 50 Years On

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Thursday, July 25, 2019

What can Apollo 11 teach us about what government can (and can’t) do.

Analysis and Commentary

Notes From A Nameless Conference

by John H. Cochranevia Grumpy Economist
Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Martin Gurri at the fifth wave writes a very intresting "notes from a nameless conference." (HT Marginal Revolution). A few choice quotes, but do read the whole thing.

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Let’s Pay Every American To Reduce Emissions

cited George P. Shultzvia Politico
Tuesday, July 23, 2019

As alarm over climate change rises, the idea of a “Green New Deal” is growing in popularity, including among candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination. But most of the candidates have been notably skittish about discussing a price on carbon, the climate policy widely advocated by economists as the best way to encourage the investment, innovation, and infrastructure needed for a transition to clean energy.

Everything Is F***d

by John H. Cochrane
Monday, July 22, 2019

The most hilarious course syllabus I've seen in a while, from Professor Sanjay Srivastava at the University of Oregon.

Analysis and Commentary

One Giant Leap

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, July 22, 2019

At Tyler Cowen’s recommendation, I bought One Giant Leap: The Impossible Mission that Flew Us to the Moon,by Charles Fishman. I recommend it, with reservations.

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Mathematical Challenges To Darwin’s Theory Of Evolution, With David Berlinski, Stephen Meyer, And David Gelernter

interview with David Berlinski, Stephen C. Meyer, David H. Gelerntervia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, July 22, 2019

Based on new evidence and knowledge that functioning proteins are extremely rare, should Darwin’s theory of evolution be dismissed, dissected, developed or replaced with a theory of intelligent design?

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Mathematical Challenges To Darwin’s Theory Of Evolution, With David Berlinski, Stephen Meyer, And David Gelernter

with David Berlinski, Stephen C. Meyer, David H. Gelerntervia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, July 22, 2019

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Based on new evidence and knowledge that functioning proteins are extremely rare, should Darwin’s theory of evolution be dismissed, dissected, developed or replaced with a theory of intelligent design?

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Foolish On Climate Change

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, July 22, 2019

Andrew Cuomo doesn’t get the science or economics of his own policies.  

Analysis and Commentary

Why Iran Will Never Give Up On Nuclear Weapons

by Josef Joffevia The American Interest
Friday, July 12, 2019

This week, Donald Trump repeated an American mantra: “Iran will never have a nuclear weapon.” But in due time it will, because it can, and because it has long seen the Bomb to be in its national interest. But is there an upside?

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