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On the causal powers of Mormonism [revised]

7. Mormonism, and other relatively strict religions, can have big anti-poverty effects.  I wouldn’t say I ever believed the contrary, but for a long time I simply didn’t give the question much attention.  I now think that Mormonism has a … Continue reading

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Collection of papers and articles that I’ve spotted since my previous links post that seem interesting.

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Critiques of Radical Markets

I had the chance to meet Glen Weyl a few weeks ago, and I promised him that at some point, if no one had penned a critique of Radical Markets that I deem good enough, I would write one.

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Collection of papers and articles that I’ve spotted since my previous links post that seem interesting.

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On the constancy of the rate of GDP growth

[Epistemic status: Highly likely] Why is GDP growth in the US so oddly constant, asks Patrick Collison.

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Collection of papers and articles that I’ve spotted since my previous links post that seem interesting.

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Building skyscrapers, and spending on major projects

How fast can buildings be built these days?

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