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9 affordable 'covid compatible interests' to actually enjoy yourself more during the pandemic

Jordan Siemens / Getty Images Six months into the coronavirus pandemic in the US, the pandemic had radically altered how people nejoy themselves.  In a recent Bloomberg opinion article, George Mason economist Tyler Cowen suggested that a key to feeling happier during the time might be to spend money in "covid-compatible interests" like perhaps buying more books and tipping better when you eat out. Business Insider has put together a list of nine affordable things you could do to treat you...
Tags: Amazon, Camping, California, Washington Post, France, Life, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Features, Meditation, Mental Health, Maine, Paris, Exercise, Roy


Coronavirus live news: global cases pass 16m as Australia sees record new deaths

Florida’s infections overtake New York’s; North Korea holds emergency meeting after suspected Covid-19 case reported; WHO says 1m cases reported per week for last five weeks. Follow the latest updatesGlobal cases pass 16mVictoria records 459 new coronavirus cases and 10 deaths in Australia’s deadliest day in pandemicSupreme court rules in favour of police, banning Sydney’s Black Lives Matter protestHow coronavirus turned the US election upside downSee all our coronavirus coverage 7.50am BST ...
Tags: Florida, UK, New York, Australia, North Korea, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Britain, Sydney, Who, Edinburgh, Tyler Cowen, Bloomberg Opinion


Britain wins rare praise for leading race to test life-saving Covid drugs

UK’s high infection rate and centralised NHS have enabled Recovery team to help victims across the worldCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIt has been a startling week for those following Britain’s response to the pandemic. Roundly derided for the lateness of its lockdown and its bungled testing programmes, the UK was the unexpected recipient of a sudden bout of lavish praise for its scientists’ efforts to combat the d isease.“The Brits are on course to save the world,” ...
Tags: UK, Science, US, World news, Medical Research, Britain, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Microbiology, University of Oxford, Tyler Cowen, Bloomberg Opinion, Coronavirus outbreak


The NBA’s Reopening Is a Warning Sign for the U.S. Economy

(Bloomberg Opinion) -- As a fan of professional basketball and a student of economic game theory, I am becoming increasingly concerned. I fear that the NBA, in particular, may be reflecting a still-hidden trend in the broader economy: People may not actually be so keen to return to work.The NBA is planning to resume a fragment of its regular season, and then the playoffs, in a custom-tailored “bubble” in Orlando, Florida, on July 30. The games will be played only among the top teams in a single ...
Tags: Florida, News, Sports, Bloomberg, Michael Jordan, Nba, Lebron James, Bloomberg LP, Los Angeles Lakers, Tyler Cowen, Orlando, Washington Wizards, Orlando Florida, George Mason University, New Jersey Nets, DeAndre Jordan


The Regulatory State Is Failing Us

Tyler Cowen suggests how to address some of the biggest obstacles to fighting COVID-19.
Tags: Management, Tyler Cowen


What We Need Now is 'Universal Basic Internet'

Yes, economist Tyler Cowen and former world chess champion Garry Kasparov (now the chairman of the nonprofit Renew Democracy Initiative) co-authored an opinion piece this week arguing that Covid-19 "is illustrating that some aspects of a Universal Basic Income may be more necessary and more workable than previously thought. But there is one big piece missing: The economic output required to pay for such policies." Their suggestion is to boost "abilities to succeed with major projects" and "to i...
Tags: Tech, Tyler Cowen, Garry Kasparov, Renew Democracy Initiative


Is Support Now Growing for a Universal Basic Income?

Economist Tyler Cowen and former world chess champion Garry Kasparov (now the chairman of the nonprofit Renew Democracy Initiative) co-authored an opinion piece this week in Bloomberg arguing that "a pandemic is providing a tragic preview of some of the conditions UBI was conceived to address." Though they worry about the cost of such a program, "And, though there are some important qualifications, Covid-19 is making UBI look better..." Job creation during the pandemic is as slow as many UBI a...
Tags: Washington, Senate, America, Tech, Bloomberg, House, New York Times, Mitt Romney, Tyler Cowen, Kamala Harris, Democratic, Service Employees International Union, Mary Kay Henry, Garry Kasparov, Heartland Institute, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez


Medical roundup

“Unthinkable”: Cuomo executive order protects New York medical professionals from liability for much care extended during the emergency [ ] Will liability capsize the nursing home business? [AP/WBFF, Maggie Flynn/Skilled Nursing News; Lydia Wheeler and Valerie Bauman, Bloomberg] To raise hospital capacity, flatten certificate-of-need laws [Matthew D. Mitchell, Thomas Stratmann, and James Bailey, Mercatus, earlier] Cato Daily Podcasts with Will Rinehart on regime uncertainty for developers of...
Tags: New York, Maryland, Privacy, Law, Virginia, Uncategorized, Beck, Hospitals, Liberty, New Jersey, Andrew Cuomo, Nursing Homes, Tyler Cowen, Cuomo, JEFFREY, Lydia Wheeler


Land use and zoning roundup

California delay: “NIMBYs get to file until 90 days ‘after the current state of emergency ends.” In other words, no one can know when they are free to build so the law could put every CA construction project that hasn’t already past CEQA review into limbo.’ [Alex Tabarrok, earlier on CEQA] “San Francisco Bureaucrats Can Shoot Down Almost Any Housing Project They Want. This Ballot Initiative Would Change That.” [Christian Britschgi] Local building-stopping regs have national economic implicatio...
Tags: Law, California, Uncategorized, America, San Francisco, Miami, Tyler Cowen, Land Use And Zoning, CEQA, Eminent Domain, Alex Tabarrok, Scott Beyer, Christian Britschgi, Alain Bertaud, Patrick Baylis Judson Boomhower NBER, Andrew Burleson


Liability roundup

“Businesses Warn Fear of Lawsuits Could Stall Rebooting of Economy” [Andrew G. Simpson, Insurance Journal; New York Times (“liability companies could face if employees were to get sick after returning to work”); Eugene Volokh (Jim Salzman proposal on assumption of risk legislation, and the constitutional angle)] Emergency declaration triggered liability protections for people and enterprises responding to outbreak [Andrew Bayman, Geoffrey Drake, and Mark Sentenac, King & Spalding; Jim Beck, Dr...
Tags: Florida, New York, Law, Uncategorized, New York Times, Houston, Tyler Cowen, Medical Malpractice, Class Actions, Public Citizen, Brian Fitzpatrick, Spano, Matt Dixon, Texas Lawyer, Assumption Of Risk, Stephen McConnell


Creativity and compassion continue to combat the coronavirus

It’s easy to feel depressed and scared these days. News about the impact and death toll of the new coronavirus, COVID-19, is constant. Government responses have been chaotic, ranging from near-indifference to suddenly shutting down the economy, with politicians offering to pay for everything. Yet we shouldn’t lose sight of the exceptional vitality that the private sector is demonstrating during this mess. It will make a difference, so cheer up! After what can only be described as a multilevel go...
Tags: Facebook, New York, Opinion, Virginia, Singapore, Sport, Canada, Soccer, United States, South Dakota, New York Times, Italy, Seattle, Burger King, Tyler Cowen, Trump


Pharmaceutical and medical device roundup

“Feds Say It’ll Take Up To 90 Days to Approve New Mask-Making Facilities” [Christian Britschgi, Reason] “America Could Import Countless More Face Masks if Federal Regulators Would Get Out of the Way” [Eric Boehm] Reversing course, FDA agrees to permit wider use of a system developed by Battelle for sterilizing specialized masks worn by front-line health workers [Rachel Roubein, Politico] In the face of mounting criticism, federal Centers for Disease Control may reconsider guidance discouraging ...
Tags: Law, White House, Uncategorized, America, New Jersey, Fda, Pharmaceuticals, Tyler Cowen, Health Canada, Centers for Disease Control, David Henderson, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Battelle, Eric Boehm, Ronald Bailey, Christina Sandefur


The Coronavirus Killed the Progressive Left

(Bloomberg Opinion) -- Covid-19 and the Democratic presidential primaries, the two biggest stories of the year so far, reflect a common theme: the death of the progressive left. Looking back, historians may well see late 2019 and very early 2020 as a kind of high-water mark for American progressivism.It wasn’t so long ago that Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren were commanding most of the attention in the presidential campaign, especially among intellectuals. Right before Super Tuesday, Sanders...
Tags: News, California, Elizabeth Warren, America, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Warren, Donald Trump, Bloomberg LP, Tyler Cowen, Bernie Sanders, Sanders, Democratic Party, George Mason University, Progressive Left, Bloomberg Opinion


Environment roundup

“Ninth Circuit Dismisses Kids Climate Case for Lack of Standing” [Jonathan Adler, more; John Schwartz, New York Times; earlier here, here] Administration finishes replacing much-criticized Obama rule on Waters of the United States (WOTUS) [AgInfoNet, WilmerHale, earlier] Prop 65 mini-roundup: the California chemical-disclosure regime “has not been shown to provide benefits that justify its high cost.” [Michael Marlow, Cato Regulation magazine last summer] It has also created a $300 million/y...
Tags: Utilities, Law, Obama, Climate Change, California, Germany, Environment, Uncategorized, Insurance, United States, New York Times, Fukushima, Tyler Cowen, Socalgas, Ninth Circuit, Jonathan Adler


Nuclear power: the tort system angle

Discussed by economists Tyler Cowen and John Cochrane. Cowen: …in general American society has become far more litigious, and it is much harder to build things, and risk-aversion and infrastructure-aversion have risen dramatically. ,,, So the odds are that without a Price-Anderson Act America’s nuclear industry would have shut down some time ago, with no real chance of a return. Cochrane in response: A society that allows its lawyers to nearly bankrupt Toyota and Audi over non-existent auto def...
Tags: Utilities, Law, Environment, Uncategorized, US, America, Toyota, Audi, Tyler Cowen, Bayer, Cochrane, John Cochrane Cowen


Ryan Holiday — Turning the Tables (#410)

Welcome to The Tim Ferriss Show! It is — usually — my job to sit down with world-class performers of all different types to tease out the habits, routines, favorite books, and so on that you can apply and test in your own life. This time we have a “turning the tables” episode. What does that mean? Well, I will not be the one doing the interviewing. Instead, I will be the one being interviewed by my friend, Ryan Holiday. So who is this Ryan fella? Ryan Holiday (TW/IG: @RyanHoliday) is one of ...
Tags: Facebook, Molly, Lifestyle, Investment, Best, Austin, New York Times, Peter Thiel, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, Ben Goldacre, Michael Lewis, Wall Street Journal, Tyler Cowen, Dave Chappelle, Bay Area


Tougher regulation of homebuilding makes developers more powerful

“Making big developers ‘give back’ to the community by running a gauntlet of concessions and fees seems like it should weaken their clout. Here’s why it actually does the opposite.” [Daniel Herriges, Strong Towns via Arnold Kling] Alas, “the number of veto points over new construction is increasing,” reports Tyler Cowen on a new NBER paper. From the abstract: “the housing bust [after 2006] …did not lead any major market that previously was highly regulated to reverse course and deregulate [buil...
Tags: Real Estate, Law, Uncategorized, Tyler Cowen, Land Use And Zoning, NBER, Arnold Kling, Daniel Herriges, Joseph Gyourko Jonathan Hartley Jacob Krimmel


Seven Easy Habits to Read More Books Next Year

As a new year approaches, it’s a good time to think about what new habits you’d like to make. An obvious one is to read more books. Reading is a habit of compounding growth. Learn more and you’ll generate ideas and enthusiasm for making other changes. Reading books, not just random online articles, is especially helpful. An article can be penned in an afternoon, whereas most books take years. The result is that, when you read a book, you’re getting more concentrated thinking on a topic than sho...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, General, Lifehacks, Voice, Tyler Cowen


The Best Books of 2019

I made an effort to read more books in 2019 and mostly succeeded (I think). But there are so many good books out there I couldn’t get to, which is at once both panic-inducing (OMG, the endless bedside stack of books) and exciting (so much to look forward to reading). It’s in this spirit that I went through a bunch of end-of-the-year books lists to pull out some of our collective favorite books of the year for 2019. The NY Times has published two lists so far: The 10 Best Books of 2019 and 100...
Tags: Amazon, Washington Post, Mexico, Elizabeth Strout, Npr, Margaret Atwood, Hilary Mantel, New York Public Library, Best Books, Tyler Cowen, Ted Chiang, Oaxaca, Marlon James, Jason Kottke, Ny Times, Jia Tolentino


Would A Wealth Tax Would Hurt Non-Profits?

Tyler Cowen: “The effects of pushing wealth out of the for-profit sector would be far-ranging. Wealthy donors might be more likely to pressure nonprofits for luxury consumption experiences, for example.” – Bloomberg
Tags: Art, Tyler Cowen, Issues, SJ, 11.21.19


Wage and hour roundup

After Target, under pressure from activists, announced a $15 companywide minimum wage, “workers say they’ve had their hours cut and lost other benefits, such as health insurance.” [Eric Boehm, Reason] New Chicago scheduling ordinance is “the ultimate intrusion of government in the workplace.” [Chicago Tribune editorial; Allen Smith, SHRM; Fisher Phillips] “As predicted, the $15 wage is killing jobs all across the city” [New York Post editorial; Billy Binion, Reason; Michael Saltsman and Saman...
Tags: New York Post, New York, Supreme Court, Law, Uncategorized, West Coast, Seattle, Tyler Cowen, Chicago Tribune, Littler Mendelson, FLSA, Michael Saltsman, Encino Motorcars, Tammy McCutchen, New Chicago, Eric Boehm Reason


Income Inequality Has Soared While Taxes Have Become Dramatically Less Progressive . . . or Not

The truth gets its boots on pretty quickly in the Internet age. On October 6, the New York Times ran a piece broadcasting the striking claims made by the economists Emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman in the new book The Triumph of Injustice. Just a couple of weeks later, it’s clear that these claims are built atop a foundation of often questionable and sometimes indefensible assumptions.Per Saez and Zucman, while the rich have been pulling in more and more of the nation’s income — grabbing about a...
Tags: News, Obama, New York Times, Thomas Piketty, Tyler Cowen, Irs, CBO, Council of Economic Advisers, Tax Foundation, Gabriel Zucman, Zucman, Tax Policy Center, Jason Furman, JEC, Saez, ITEP


Labor and employment roundup

Democratic contenders’ platforms on employment issues: Sanders still gets out furthest to left but Warren, Buttigieg, and O’Rourke giving him some serious competition [Alexia Fernández Campbell, Vox] Occupational licensure: more states embrace reform [Eric Boehm] Bright spots include Colorado (Gov. Jared Polis vetoes expansion) and Pennsylvania (recognition of out-of-state licenses) [Alex Muresianu and more] Connecticut catching up on nail salons, in a bad way [Scott Shackford] “Trump’s Lab...
Tags: Florida, Law, Colorado, Uncategorized, Elizabeth Warren, Pennsylvania, Alaska, Connecticut, North Carolina, Tyler Cowen, National Labor Relations Board, Bernie Sanders, Sanders, Rourke, David Henderson, NLRA


October 2 roundup

Supreme Court should step in to protect freedom of association against California’s push to obtain donor identities for controversial groups [Ilya Shapiro and James Knight on Cato certiorari amicus brief in Americans for Prosperity Foundation v. Becerra, earlier] Civil liberties implications pretty dire if taken seriously: “Trump White House Mulls Monitoring the Mentally Ill for Future Violence” [Cato Daily Podcast with Julian Sanchez and Caleb Brown] Online platform liability: “all the igno...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, California, Uncategorized, Psychiatry, Pennsylvania, Tyler Cowen, Mark, Cato, James Knight, Ninth Circuit, Harrisburg Pennsylvania, CALEB BROWN, Trump White House, Ilya Shapiro, Mark Pulliam


Higher education roundup

Harvard lawprof Ronald Sullivan Jr. driven from post as faculty dean of a residential house at the university after student protests of his representation of Harvey Weinstein [Jeannie Suk Gersen, New Yorker; Dianna Bell, WBUR; and for a different perspective Tyler Cowen] Stuart Taylor, Jr. has some questions about Harvard’s investigation, on charges of sexual misconduct, of noted economist Roland G. Fryer Jr. [Real Clear Investigations] 30 protesters rush the stage, ending Harvard President La...
Tags: Maryland, Law, Uncategorized, Sports, Harvard, Yale, Harvey Weinstein, Tyler Cowen, Yale Law School, Sex Discrimination, Ilya Somin, Colleges and Universities, Keith Whittington, Stuart Taylor Jr, Racial Preferences, Robby Soave Reason


Watch: Tim Wu debates trustbusting with Tyler Cowen, who just wrote "a love letter" to Big Business

Competition scholar Tim Wu (previously) is one of the most cogent, accessible voices in the antitrust debate; his recent book on the subject is a must-read; this week, he debated George Mason University scholar Tyler Cowen, proprietor of Marginal Revolution and one of the leading voices for the expansion of unfettered, unregulated capitalism -- he's the face of the notorious Mercatus Center, where rich donors choose the faculty and out pop arguments against universal health care and Net Neutral...
Tags: Videos, Post, Video, News, Net Neutrality, Economics, University Of Chicago, Debate, Tyler Cowen, George Mason University, Tim Wu, Cowan, Wu, Cowen, Mercatus Center, Late Stage Capitalism


Medical roundup

Why is insulin so expensive? [Tyler Cowen] “People Are Clamoring to Buy Old Insulin Pumps” [Sarah Zhang, The Atlantic via Ted Frank (calling it “an amazing story …about a problem created by overregulation and fear of tort liability, words that never appear in the article”)] Opioid litigation might be working to let the policy offenders in government get away [Jeffrey Miron and Laura Nicolae, Real Clear Policy/Cato; Jeffrey Singer, Cato; Charles Fain Lehman, National Review] A contrasting view...
Tags: Law, Medical, Uncategorized, Atlantic, Pennsylvania, Pharmaceuticals, Tyler Cowen, Pennsylvania Supreme Court, HIPAA, Jeffrey Miron, Opioids, Eric Ferguson, Illegal Drugs, Ted Frank, John Cochrane, Sarah Zhang


Escape the Algorithm!

The way I consumed information online radically changed on July 1, 2013. Before that date I was an avid Google Reader user. After July 1, I stopped being a Google Reader user because Google shut it down. For those of you who don’t remember Google Reader, it was an RSS feed aggregator. For those of you who don’t know what RSS is, it stands for “real simple syndication.” RSS is a web feed that most websites have that allows you to read information from a website without actually going t...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Life, Aol, Jeremy, Pixar, Tyler Cowen, Apple News, Google Reader, Ryan Holiday, Cal Newport, Cal, Newport, Kyle


May 1 roundup

U.K.: Whole Earth 3 Nut Butter recalled for not displaying a “contains nuts” warning on the jar [Katie Morley, Telegraph] “Community College Reportedly Bans Pro-Second-Amendment Banner with Picture of Rifles” [Eugene Volokh] More on the dubious “hate crimes have surged” narrative, from Will Reilly of Kentucky State, who has a new book out [Nolan Finley, Detroit News, earlier] In Lamps Plus v. Varela, Supreme Court rules courts should not read class arbitration mechanisms into arbitration a...
Tags: Guns, Law, Uncategorized, Divorce, Chicago, Judges, Tyler Cowen, ABA Journal, Hate Crimes, Arbitration, Charlotte Garden, Morrison Foerster, Kentucky State, Detroit News, Eugene Volokh, Nolan Finley


Why Loyalty Programs Always Disappoint You

Tyler Cowen’s new book coming out April 9, Big Business: A Love Letter to an American Anti-Hero contains this passage final its chapter “If business is so good, why is it so disliked?” It’s not about loyalty programs per se, but loyalty marketing is one of the key ways that businesses attempt to trascend the transactional and make us loyal. Brand positioning, charitable giving, along with recognition and reward, can temporarily make us see the business as aligning with our values and integrating...
Tags: Travel, Advice, Tyler Cowen