Larry Kotlikoff has co-authored a new book on the subject. I recommend it, especially if you don't know about "declare and suspend" and "spousal benefits"
The short version of an amazing stain on the American professoriate.
(I think it's a terrific example to use in stat classes. There's even at least one entire book about it.)
Interesting look at recent work by prominent historians on the role of climate in history.
For the most part, these five senior historians use climate change to discuss economic and political history. Unexpected climate shifts, or brief climate shocks, brought crop failure, hunger, unrest—these arguments appear time and again in these five books. In particular, climate shifts help explain economic distress and political violence.
Kyle Smith reviews The Almost Nearly Perfect People: Behind the Myth of the Scandinavian Utopia.
Smith's conclusion is consistent with other work I've seen: even if Scandinavians really were terrifically happy, they are key features of their societies that wouldn't transfer well to other countries, particularly the U.S.
Here's yet another application of the theory: "‘Bootleggers’ and ‘Baptists’ Agree on Energy".
What The Boss reads.
Powerful argument from Philip Hamburger, Maurice and Hilda Friedman Professor of Law at Columbia Law. It's a condensed version of his book, published earlier this year, Is Administrative Law Unlawful?
(Adrian Vermeule, John H. Watson Professor of Law at Harvard, vigorously disagrees.)
I like Business Insider's "one sentence" summaries. They seem to be a time-saver.
I'm giving BookBub a try. So far, it seems worth some clicks.
Review of new book, Dear Committee Members, ". . . an epistolary novel consisting entirely of fictionalized letters of recommendation penned by professor Jason Fitger (failed novelist, failed husband, successful misanthrope)."