Some Monday Links

Challenges to monetary policy: lessons from Medieval Europe (Bank Underground)

Explores some monetary issues I briefly touched here.

Sadly, appreciations all over:

Anthony Downs, RIP (Volokh Conspiracy)

János Kornai, 1928-2021 (VOXEU)

Fred Foldvary, a Joyous Friend (Econlib)

Downs: Economic Theory of Democracy and Kornai: Soft-Budget Constraint, both staples of liberal economic tradition. NOL tribute to Foldvary (shorter, but more timely), by Brandon, here.

Globalisation has ruined Hollywood (UnHerd)

I would add The Lord of the Rings (2001-2003), as a cause-and-effect-too element in the trend.

Some Monday Links

Ayn Rand, Live from Los Angeles (Los Angeles Review of Books)

Appropriation artists (VOXEU)

Adding is favored over subtracting in problem solving (Nature)