Virtual Dolphins, Escape Rooms, and Cosmetology Debt
Weekend Reads: August 23, 2019
Got Pain? A Virtual Swim with Dolphins May Help Melt It Away
Allison Aubrey | NPR | Tweeted by Jennifer Huddleston
Virtual reality has many emerging uses, but research shows pain management may be one of the most promising.
The Truth about Faster Internet: It’s Not Worth It
Shalini Ramachandran, Thomas Gryta, Kara Dapena, and Patrick Thomas | The Wall Street Journal | Retweeted by Adam Thierer
After months of net neutrality advocates lamenting that internet speeds would be hurt by its repeal (which turned out to be false), tests show that paying for faster internet usually isn’t worth it.
The Great Escape
Rachel Sugar | Vox | Shared by Tyler Cowen
Escape rooms, which have gained popularity over the past few years especially for corporate team exercises, are more about escaping reality than escaping a room.
Invasion of the Drones: No Longer a ‘Jetsons’-Esque Fantasy, Utah Is on the Leading Edge
Art Raymond | Deseret News | Retweeted by Brent Skorup
The environmental and regulatory landscape of Utah have made the state a testing ground for drones of all sizes.
Maybe Liberty Isn’t a Lost Cause in China
Jonah Goldberg | National Review | Tweeted by Veronique de Rugy
While it was once argued that more prosperity would lead to freedom for China, elites are now arguing otherwise. However, the story may not be over.
The Navarro Recession, II
The Editorial Board | The Wall Street Journal | Shared by Donald Boudreaux
After countless media appearances praising the trade war, the president’s trade advisor should take note of market signals that foreshadow a possible worldwide recession.
Want to Prevent a Recession, Mr. Trump? Stop Hurting the Economy
The Editorial Board | The New York Times | Tweeted by Christine McDaniel
Moves made by the Trump administration to help the economy have actually hurt it, and all they have to do to fix it is stop.
A $21,000 Cosmetology School Debt, and a $9-an-Hour Job
Meredith Kolodner and Sarah Butrymowicz | The New York Times | Retweeted by Alex Tabarrok
In a joint effort between state regulators and private cosmetology schools, many hairstylists are stuck in debt for years after graduation.