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DEMOCRACY — Too soon – Esteban Ortiz-Ospina and Nicolas Lippolis on ourworldindata.org: Proper industrialization and labor struggles helped create liberal democracies. Developing countries are at risk of missing this development.
HEALTH — Hasta la vista, Malaria – Tamara Bhandari on futurity.org: “Scientists have identified how the malaria parasite gets into and out of red blood cells, and chemical compounds that block the process.”
LIFESTYLE — Big Orange cocktail – Jeffrey A. Tucker on fee.org: “Prohibition chic makes some sense in Israel. It’s all about the indefatigable determination to live well, despite every political imposition and despite all the craziness around you.”
SEX — Hooray for hookers – Alex Tabarrok on marginalrevolution.com: “In short, a wide variety of evidence from different authors, times and places, and experiments shows clearly and credibly that prostitution reduces rape.”
FREEDOM — Crossroads – Kristina Belikova on freedomhouse.org: The fate of Moldova’s press freedom is closely tied to the success of its democracy.
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ECONOMICS — It’s the economy, stupid – Christopher Rowe on capx.co: “The defence of free trade must be grounded in concrete realities rather than intangible ideals”
HUMANITY — Prison break – Chris Barker on aeon.co: “It is a tragedy if the attempt to have a just society with a suitable criminal justice system has been transformed into criminogenic warehousing, based on surveillance and discipline, which achieves few or none of the goals of punishment.”
FINANCE — Future of money – Tyler Cowen and Matt Levine on bloomberg.com: “Yes, the ATM was a breakthrough, but a lot has happened since then.”
TECHNOLOGY — The real deal – John Patrick Pullen on time.com: “When preordering an iPhone X, don’t dwell on the best model. Instead, marvel at Apple’s privacy protections, which come with every phone.”
AI — Final Fantasy – Tero Karras FI on youtube.com: Watch the progress of AI generated images.