OT98 Vauban Thread by Scott Alexander – Standard SSC open thread. Comment of the week is about how the new tax bill effects companies with extensive overseas tax shelters.
How I Self Police by Bryan Caplan – Most people with strongly held contrarian views are wrong. What standards should you hold yourself to so others (and yourself) can reasonably respect your contrarianism. Seven rules. A sample: ‘Avoid controversial fundamental premises at all costs’ and ‘If someone says you mischaracterized their work, you almost certainly did’.
Politics and Economics:
Links 15: Some Words On Pinker by Artir – Links: Economics, Psyxhology, Philosophy, Other. Also included is a quick review of Steven Pinker’s book ‘Enlightenment Now’.
Edward Glaeser by EconTalk – “The war on work–the policy changes that have reduced employment among prime-aged men. Glaeser does not see the universal basic income as a viable solution to the decrease in work especially if technology ends up reducing employment opportunities more dramatically in the future. The conversation also includes a discussion of the role of cities and the reduction in geographic mobility in the United States.”