Expensive Movie Popcorn, Flying Cars, and Age Reversal
Weekend Reads: September 13, 2019
The NFL Is Now on TikTok to Court Younger Viewers
Dami Lee | The Verge | Tweeted by Jennifer Huddleston
In this new partnership, the National Football League is teaming up with an up-and-coming social media platform to increase football viewership among younger and foreign audiences.
The Trade War Will Catch up to Trump
Chad P. Brown | The Atlantic | Tweeted by Christine McDaniel
While Trump has so far escaped political turmoil over the trade war, increased tariffs on consumer goods later this year could mobilize corporations and the electorate.
Why Is Movie Theater Popcorn so Outrageously Expensive?
Zachary Crockett | The Hustle | Shared by Tyler Cowen
While $8 for popcorn may seem pricey, it could be the only thing keeping the dying movie theater industry in business.
EHang Starts Autonomous eVTOL Test Program in Guangzhou
Charles Alcock | AINonline | Tweeted by Brent Skorup
One town in China may soon be a testing ground for autonomous flying taxis.
Trump Tariffs Will Soon Cost US Families Thousands of Dollars a Year
Stuart Anderson | Forbes | Retweeted by Veronique de Rugy
Tariffs could cause the price of consumer goods such as shoes, phones, and clothes to rise as more tariffs are implemented later this year.
Hong Kong’s Heroic Dissent Might Be the Decade’s Most Important Development
George F. Will | The Washington Post | Shared by Donald Boudreaux
Protests in Hong Kong could be a sign of deteriorating totalitarianism, and one of the decade’s most important political developments.
Taxing Robots Is a Great Way to Make People Poor
Noah Smith | Bloomberg Opinion | Retweeted by Adam Thierer
While automation can be disruptive, outlawing new technology to protect workers would be self-destructive.
First Hint That Body’s ‘Biological Age’ Can Be Reversed
Alison Abbott | Nature | Retweeted by Alex Tabarrok
Researchers who set out to slow down aging were surprised when their trial study showed signs of reversing aging in genes.