Weekend Reading & Selected Links

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Happy weekend! A note to American listeners of the podcast: I will be in the U.S. from 24 July - 5 September. If you'd like to meet up, let me know.

Here are some links to things I've been reading or watching that you might also enjoy:

1. 'How the World Became Rich: The Historical Origins of Economic Growth', Joel Mokyr's review of the excellent new How The World Became Rich.

2. 'The Cost of Keeping a Horse in Jane Austen's Day', a blog article by Sheryl Craig.

3. The Network State, Balaji Srinivasan's new book, is freely available online.

4. 80,000 Hours is taking a census of everyone who could ever see themselves doing longtermist work.

5. Australia changes to colour television on March 1, 1975.

6. James Alison's writing and speaking on René Girard's interpretation of Christianity.

7. 'He Dropped Out to Become a Poet. Now He’s Won a Fields Medal.', a recent Quanta Magazine article on June Huh, by Jordana Cepelewicz.

Have a great weekend,