25th Selected Links

Happy weekend! Here are some links to things I've been reading that you might also enjoy:

1. 'The Taiwan Temptation: Why Beijing Might Resort to Force', a new Foreign Affairs article by Stanford's Oriana Skylar Mastro. I shared a shiraz with Oriana at the Swagman studios on Thursday night (she has an Aussie husband and has been in sheltering in Sydney during the pandemic). Oriana is one of the most astute China analysts in the world. She is beyond legit but not yet mainstream. Watch her career.

2. 'Information Cascades and Social Learning', a new working paper by Ivo Welch, Omer Tamuz, Sushil Bikhchandani and former podcast guest David Hirshleifer. Self-recommending.

3. 'From Probability to Consilience: How Explanatory Values Implement Bayesian Reasoning', a recent paper on scientific explanations by Zachary Wojtowicz and Simon DeDeo.

4. 'Housing Was Undersupplied during the Great Housing Bubble', a Mercatus Center policy brief by Kevin Erdmann. While I disagree with his conclusions, Erdmann is thought-provoking.

5. Finally, not a link but a question. On Friday I will be interviewing Ole Peters of ergodicity economics -- a conversation sure to stir up some debate. (See his Nature article here.) So what should I ask him?

Have a great weekend,