Icosian Reflections

…a tendency to systematize and a keen sense

that we live in a broken world.

Reading Feed (September 2022)


Blog: Bits About Money | Markets in power


Blog: JeffTK | Prioritizing Parental Sleep

Blog: Don't Worry About the Vase | Covid 9/29/22: The Jones Act Waver


Comic: xkcd | Wing Lift

Blog: Marginal Revolution | Open the Skies!


Blog: Schneier on Security | Cold War Bugging of Soviet Facilities


Blog: JeffTK | Framery Phone Booth CO2 Accumulation


Blog: Don't Worry About the Vase | Announcing Balsa Research

Blog: Marginal Revolution | The economic policy that is Liz Truss

Blog: Marginal Revolution | Indigenous Continent


Comic: SMBC | Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - I, Candy


Blog: Marginal Revolution | India fact of the day


Blog: Don't Worry About the Vase | Ukraine Post #12

Blog: Don't Worry About the Vase | Covid 9/22/22: The Joe Biden Sings

Blog: Marginal Revolution | The End of History (of Philosophy)

Blog: In the Pipeline | Crystal Fragments


Blog: Market Design | Investment Incentives in Truthful Approximation Mechanisms by Akbarpour, Kominers, Li, Li and Milgrom

Blog: JeffTK | Case Rates to Sequencing Reads

Blog: Don't Worry About the Vase | Twitter Polls: Evidence is Evidence

Blog: Marginal Revolution | Who are the odious figures?


Blog: What's New | A counterexample to the periodic tiling conjecture

Blog: Market Design | Crowdsourcing organ transplant ethics


Blog: JeffTK | Pretending not to Notice


Comic: xkcd | Cursed mRNA Cocktail

Blog: ASeq | Global Sequencing Capability

Blog: Bits About Money | Siting bank branches

Blog: Marginal Revolution | What is the incentive here for investment in future capacity?


Blog: Don't Worry About the Vase | Covid 9/15/22: Permanent Normal

Blog: In the Pipeline | Where Are the Good Inhibitors?

Blog: Marginal Revolution | How to get me to side with the antitrust authorities

Blog: Marginal Revolution | The “Little Scandinavia” Prison Project


Blog: Trevor Klee’s Newsletter | How much my cat drug has cost

Blog: Marginal Revolution | Covid-19 and labor supply

Blog: Marginal Revolution | Newfoundland notes, St. John’s and environs


Blog: Astral Codex Ten | I Won My Three Year AI Progress Bet In Three Months

Comic: xkcd | Rotation


Blog: Marginal Revolution | The forthcoming rate of economic growth?


Blog: Construction Physics | Why aren't there economies of scale in building size?

Blog: Don't Worry About the Vase | Covid 9/8/22: Booster Boosting

Blog: GiveWell | The Maximum Impact Fund is now the Top Charities Fund

Blog: Marginal Revolution | The Impact of Female Teachers on Female Students


Blog: Gates Notes | Why do children die?

Blog: Marginal Revolution | The Kremlin cuts off the gas


Blog: De Novo | Mice are the new yeast

Blog: Marginal Revolution | How to discover Indian classical music

Blog: Marginal Revolution | Insurance markets in everything

Blog: Shtetl-Optimized | What I’ve learned from having COVID

Blog: JeffTK | Prototyping in C


Blog: The Grumpy Economist | Apartment inflation

Blog: JeffTK | Fully Live Electronic Contra


Blog: Marginal Revolution | Shruti Rajagopalan talks talent with Daniel Gross and Tyler

Blog: Bits About Money | The optimal amount of fraud is non-zero


Blog: Construction Physics | Where do economies of scale come from?

Blog: Don't Worry About the Vase | Covid 9/1/22: Meet the New Booster