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Humbolts Notes - April Issue

Humbolts Notes - April Issue
By Erik • Issue #3 • View online
Best book this month: Rereading of Tay Tays Stubborn Attachments.

Interview: Patrick Collison, co-founder and CEO of Stripe - Noahpinion
Customers complete 28% of purchases on Amazon in three minutes or less, and half of all purchases are finished in less than 15 minutes. Compare that to the typical shopping trip to a physical store – driving, parking, searching store aisles, waiting in the checkout line, finding your car, and driving home. Research suggests the typical physical store trip takes about an hour. If you assume that a typical Amazon purchase takes 15 minutes and that it saves you a couple of trips to a physical store a week, that’s more than 75 hours a year saved. That’s important. We’re all busy in the early 21st century.
So that we can get a dollar figure, let’s value the time savings at $10 per hour, which is conservative. Seventy-five hours multiplied by $10 an hour and subtracting the cost of Prime gives you value creation for each Prime member of about $630. We have 200 million Prime members, for a total in 2020 of $126 billion of value creation.
It's All Just Displacement - Freddie deBoer
The Unauthorized Story of Andreessen Horowitz - Newcomer
LinkedIn’s Alternate Universe - Cybernaut - Every
The Airbnbs – Y Combinator
Notes from a Moab Trailer | Outside Online
I Talked to Elon Musk about Journalism and the Blood Emeralds Story - The Save Journalism Committee
What Journalists Say When No One is Watching - The Save Journalism Committee
A Something Sort Of Like Left-Libertarianism-ist Manifesto | Slate Star Codex
What Does the World Need? More Humans
Where Are the Iconic COVID-19 Images?
Before you continue to YouTube
JR’s Photocollage on the Facade of a Museum in Florence – Fubiz Media
Tyler Cowen on the Pandemic, Revisited — EconTalk — Overcast
Are We Much Too Timid in the Way We Fight Covid-19?
Jump-starting the economy with science
Why books don’t work
Why I'm so excited about solar and batteries
Isolated Demands for Rigour in New Optimism
Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Print
Does Reality Drive Straight Lines On Graphs, Or Do Straight Lines On Graphs Drive Reality? | Slate Star Codex
Dana Gioia on Becoming an Information Billionaire — Conversations with Tyler — Overcast
Lego enthusiast explains why the black market for the toy bricks is so lucrative
Techno-optimism for the 2020s
Why Sci-Fi Legend Ted Chiang Fears Capitalism, Not A.I. — The Ezra Klein Show — Overcast
Australian soldiers of the 4th Division in WW1
Australian soldiers of the 4th Division in WW1
Be it resolved: There is no credible military defence of Taiwan in the face of Chinese aggression — The Munk Debates Podcast — Overcast
How to Grip a Putter: 9 Ways the Pros Use - The New York Times
The Pandemic’s Wrongest Man
Ad for a hat company
Ad for a hat company
Watch Elon Musk's Neuralink monkey play video games with his brain
Episode 209: Basic Instincts (with Paul Bloom) — Very Bad Wizards — Overcast
John Pathfinder Lester
A scannable QR code advertisement created by drones above the skies of Shanghai.

Beautiful. https://t.co/s3T4Fb9314
Drawdowns, EPS Growth + Relative Performance - The Big Picture
Radio Silence : nosleep
Why I am not entirely keen on the Great Barrington Declaration and AIER - Marginal REVOLUTION
David Perell
The American Psychological Association once invited William James to give a talk on the first 50 years of psychology research.

He simply said: “People by and large become what they think of themselves.”

Then, he left.
Eric Feigl-Ding on Twitter: "Sweden 🇸🇪 has the highest #COVID19 per capita in Europe for the past week! Its Scandinavian neighbors that didn’t negligently go for natural infection herd... all among the lowest. Swedish pandemic leadership is an utter failure and likely responsible for pandemicide. 🧵… https://t.co/QcENwifrdz"
TIP344: A Deep Dive Into Morning Brew’s $75M Valuation w/ Alex Lieberman — We Study Billionaires - The Investor’s Podcast Network — Overcast
Chris Dixon - The Potential of Blockchain Technology - [Invest Like the Best, EP. 221] — Invest Like the Best with Patrick O'Shaughnessy — Overcast
BREAKDOWN: An Interview With Cathie Wood on Bitcoin, Tesla and Innovation Investing — CoinDesk Podcast Network — Overcast
Embrace the Grind - Jacob Kaplan-Moss
Be it resolved: Get ready for a big, long-term surge in inflation — The Munk Debates Podcast — Overcast
Brian Muraresku — You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes — Overcast
Around Europe w/ Tyler Cowen. Lobbying. Startups Across Borders. Biden’s Global Tax Reform. — European Straits — Overcast
Kiwi couple introduces multifunctional furniture for small spaces to New Zealand - Living in a shoebox
Mark Rank on Poverty and Poorly Understood — EconTalk — Overcast
#158 - Brian Deer: A tale of scientific fraud—exposing Andrew Wakefield and the origin of the belief that vaccines cause autism — The Peter Attia Drive — Overcast
The Ponzi Career
Bidenomics, explained - Noahpinion
Make your soul grow – Letters of Note
The Potential DeFi Collapse, Bull & Bear Markets, and MobileCoin with Ari Paul — Modern Finance — Overcast
How Crypto Billionaires Will Transform Philanthropy - Bloomberg
How product placements may soon be added to classic films - BBC News
Bob Weir: Saint of Circumstance
129 | Solo: Democracy in America — Sean Carroll's Mindscape: Science, Society, Philosophy, Culture, Arts, and Ideas — Overcast
99 Additional Bits of Unsolicited Advice
Movements are always a distorted lens on the ideas they embody - Philosophy bear
Rationally Speaking #232 - Tyler Cowen on “Defending big business against its critics” — Rationally Speaking Podcast — Overcast
Shadow on the stairs; A story of mass delusion
Are Boomers to blame for Millennials’ struggles? — Rationally Speaking Podcast — Overcast
45: End Games (part 2) | Naval Ravikant — The After On Podcast — Overcast
Why Governments Fail — The Good Fight — Overcast
Prospectus On Próspera
Crypto, an Oral Essay — a16z Podcast — Overcast
Jack Brennan on Succeeding the Legendary John Bogle (Podcast) — Masters in Business — Overcast
The Economist Asks: Henry Kissinger — The Economist Asks — Overcast
Episode 194 — Back on Spotify — Exponent — Overcast
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