Nightcap

  1. More on Alberto Alesina’s contributions to economics Alberto Bisen, ProMarket
  2. Khawaja on Cowen on nursing homes Irfan Khawaja, Policy of Truth
  3. How does Black Lives Matter translate? Olga Korelina, Meduza
  4. The politics of disorder Kieran Healy, Crooked Timber

Nightcap

  1. Pandemics as an externality Robin Hanson Overcoming Bias
  2. The 21st century sucks Scott Sumner, MoneyIllusion
  3. Farewell, Mr President Irfan Khawaja, Policy of Truth
  4. Tolstoy wrote stories for children John Kuhner, LARB

Nightcap

  1. A crisis of mundane absurdity Pascal Bruckner, City Journal
  2. Can economic multilateralism survive? Jean Pisani‐Ferry, Economic Affairs
  3. On Louër’s Sunnis and Shi’a Karen Taliaferro, Law & Liberty
  4. In Russia, death becomes you Sophie Pinkham, The Nation

Nightcap

  1. Why were there so many Germans in Russia? Georgy Manaev, RB
  2. Did they miss the French Revolution? Edward Dougherty, Asia Times
  3. Culture and institutions Alesina & Guiliano, JEL
  4. Ireland’s nationalist turn Yasmeen Serhan, the Atlantic

Watson my mind … while I walk the streets of Moscow

I’m running a teacher training program this week in Moscow. While I will have wordier thoughts later, this piece of street art needs no commentary:
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Nightcap

  1. Russia’s brief encounter with the sexual revolution Daniel Kalder, UnHerd
  2. The strange death of libertarian England Chris Dillow, Stumbling & Mumbling
  3. Did Iran’s missile attacks carry message for the Kurds? Dana Menmy, Al-Monitor
  4. A happy family beach in Puerto Vallarta Jacques Delacroix, Liberty Unbound

Nightcap

  1. The Russian enigma (bitter) Lisa Gaufman, Duck of Minerva
  2. How women dominated the 2010s Tyler Cowen, Bloomberg
  3. Kleptocracy and kakistocracy in the 1990s Russia Branko Milanovic, globalinequality
  4. Governance by jury Robin Hanson, Overcoming Bias

Nightcap

  1. Pride, prejudice, and Pushkin Donald Rayfield, Literary Review
  2. A century ago America saved millions of Russians from starvation Economist
  3. “Nature or nurture?” Yes. Dorsa Amir, Aeon
  4. When America and Russia were friends RealClearHistory

Nightcap

  1. Why the early German socialists opposed the world’s first modern welfare state Adam Sacks, Jacobin
  2. Russia’s twin Soviet nostalgias Anna Nemtsova, Atlantic
  3. Is our economists learning? Ryan Cooper, American Prospect
  4. An excellent history of China in Ghana Joseph Hammond, Diplomat

Nightcap

  1. Antisemitism, Zionism, and the changing politics of the Left David Feldman, Financial Times
  2. Revolutionary postcards in imperial Russia Donald Rayfield, Literary Review
  3. Dreamtime social games (better institutions) Robin Hanson, Overcoming Bias
  4. In defense of the people Roslyn Fuller, spiked!

Nightcap

  1. Putin’s star is fading Leonid Ragozin, Politico
  2. White nationalism…and green Elizabeth Chatterjee, London Review of Books
  3. The aerostat as a symbol of the Republic Chanelle Reinhardt, Age of Revolutions
  4. The struggle over 1989 Iacob, Mark & Ruprecht, Eurozine

Nightcap

  1. Australia’s shame JM Coetzee, New York Review of Books
  2. Conservative critics of capitalism Christian Gonzalez, City Journal
  3. The age of American despair Ross Douthat, New York Times
  4. The cosmopolitans of Tsarist Russia Donald Rayfield, Literary Review

Nightcap

  1. The oligarch threat Tamsin Shaw, New York Review of Books
  2. Vasily Grossman’s lost epic Sophie Pinkham, New Republic
  3. It’s time for Germany to step up Mathieu von Rohr, Spiegel
  4. How slavery shaped American capitalism John Clegg, Jacobin

Nightcap

  1. Indonesia is building a new capital city Niniek Karmini, Associated Press
  2. Blasphemy laws are quietly vanishing…in the West Bruce Clark, Erasmus
  3. Lonely Russia and its multipolar world Hélène Richard, Le Monde diplomatique
  4. Brasilia, urban planning, and spontaneous order Bruno Gonçalves Rosi, NOL

Nightcap

  1. Lessons from the East Asian economic miracle Byrne Hobart, Medium
  2. Confessions of an Islamic State fighter Alexander Clapp, 1843
  3. Russia’s vanishing summerfolk Christophe Trontin, LMD
  4. Too cool for Woodstock Rick Brownell, Medium