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Faine Greenwood | Slate | Tweeted by Jennifer Huddleston-Skees
For years, when something unexpected was seen in the sky, people claimed it was a flying saucer. Now with fears of spying, travel obstruction, or worse, people increasingly claim these unidentified objects are drones.
Scott Lincicome | The Bulwark | Retweeted by David Beckworth
Politicians, thought leaders, and commentators blame China for many of the United States’ problems, but they are overlooking the benefits that could be gained by increased trade with the country.
Hannah Devlin | The Guardian | Shared by Tyler Cowen
In the first biological growth experiment on the moon, Chinese scientists have started growing a cotton plant on a lunar lander. This could be the key to future long-term missions and settlements in space.
Reuben Abraham and Pritika Hingorani | Bloomberg Opinion | Retweeted by Alex Tabarrok
Politicians in India pander to farmers and rural areas. However, India is much more urban than politicians know or acknowledge, leading to a misallocation of resources.
David Szondy | New Atlas | Retweeted by Brent Skorup
In an effort to cut commute times, carbon emissions, and fuel costs, AirSpaceX unveiled a prototype of Mobi-One, an autonomous, tilt-wing aircraft designed to carry passengers and cargo at speeds of up to 250 miles per hour.
Marian L. Tupy | Foundation for Economic Education | Shared by Donald Boudreaux
From the introduction of the steamship to pressurized airplanes, capitalism has significantly improved and lowered the cost of travel over the past 200 years, opening up the world to more people than ever before.
Payton Chung | Greater Greater Washington | Retweeted by Salim Furth
Although state and local governments aren’t directly paying for new stadiums with subsidies, they are offering discounted or free infrastructure to and around them.
Colin Wilhelm | The Washington Post Magazine | Retweeted by Brian Knight
In an effort to make non-slip socks for athletes, James Cherneski started a company called Trusox. In terms of professional use, the company is a success. In terms of stability, it’s anything but.
David R. Henderson | The Wall Street Journal | Tweeted by Christine McDaniel
Harold Demsetz, who died on January 4, contributed to the economic theory behind property rights, monopolistic efficiency, and the fallacy of perfect government intervention.