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.