Links I liked

  1. Photo essay of the week: Ben Carson’s trophy wall appears to take up most of the house, alongside a misspelling of proverb that urges him to humility.
  2. Compelling theories that the villain in thew new Star Wars film is either Luke or… Jar-Jar Binks
  3. I have a new theory about economics department speaker seminars
  4. Bad lip reading at the Republican debates. Genius.
  5. Doris Lessing’s amazing reaction when told she won the Nobel
  6. Via Gareth Nellis, some Works in Progress listed on Berkeley professor Matt Rabin’s web page:
    • Is this Title Complete? Evidence from”
    • “Are Pajamas Safe? Evidence from Flannel Data”
    • “Do Bags of Mini-Carrots Get Really Gross After Months of Lying Underneath Piles of Paper? Evidence from Cleaning My Office”
    • “The Economics of Tall Grass and Wildflowers: A Field Experiment”