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Weekend Reads: January 4, 2019

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How Women Took Over the Military-Industrial Complex

David Brown | Politico | Retweeted by Tyler Cowen

For the first time in history, women dominate every level of the defense industry, including senior leadership positions.

Curbs on AI Exports? Silicon Valley Fears Losing Its Edge

Cade Metz | The New York Times | Tweeted by Adam Thierer

Proposed export restrictions on American artificial intelligence companies by the US Commerce Department could prevent the nation’s entrepreneurs from gaining equal access to the global marketplace for emerging technologies.

The World Is Getting Quietly, Relentlessly Better

Greg Ip | The Wall Street Journal | Retweeted by Alex Tabarrok

Despite global well-being significantly increasing last year, especially for Americans, morale seems low among the populous. 

The Boarding Houses that Built America

Jonathan Coppage | The American Conservative | Retweeted by Salim Furth

As young Americans flock to urban areas and housing prices continue to increase in these metropolitan hubs, Jonathan Coppage recommends that regulators pause to reflect on the efficiency of “co-living spaces.”

How Government Ruined Higher Education

Antony Mueller | American Institute for Economic Research | Shared by Donald Boudreaux

Although higher education has seen significant cost increases over the past 20 years, universities are focusing less on educational priorities and more on marketing campus life benefits. What explains this cost explosion, change in signaling, and significant increase in demand?           

Back to the Moon

Tim Fernholz | Quartz | Retweeted by David Beckworth  

American entrepreneurs are turning their eyes to the moon to potentially unlock a $1 trillion space economy.

The Rise of Social Entrepreneurship Gives Hope for the Future

Mark McNees | Tallahassee Democrat | Retweeted by Adam Millsap

“Social impact companies” can help create a global, interconnected community of charity according to Mark McNees in the Tallahassee Democrat.

What Mike Pence, The Handmaid's Tale and Mad Men Have in Common

Emily Chamlee-Wright and Sarah Skwire | USA Today | Tweeted by Michael Farren

What is the appropriate response to solve the problems of the Republic of Gilead, Peggy Olson, and the modern American working woman?

In a World First, China Lands a Spacecraft Gently on the Moon’s Far Side

Loren Grush | The Verge | Retweeted by Alex Tabarrok

China’s Chang’e-4 mission to explore the surface of the moon successfully landed on Wednesday, making it the first nation to land successfully on the lunar surface’s far side.