Saturday, 6 April 2013


How life sentences work in the UK.
Researchers can now read minds.
A shout out for my colleague Dan Berger's new AER publication. CIA interventions to install friendly dictators were followed by large increases in American exports to that country. (Older ungated version.)
Bedtime stories for macroeconomists. Here is one reason why social science might be hard: people  have Strong Opinions about economics and politics, in a way they do not about, for instance, Higgs bosons or rabbit reproduction.