Eric’s Enlightenment for Thursday, April 23, 2015
April 23, 2015 Leave a comment
- Reaching the NBA Finals has been much more difficult in the Western Conference than in the Eastern Conference in the past 15 years.
- In terms of points above average shooter per 100 shots, Kyle Korver ranks first in 2014-2015 with +30.4 points. DeAndre Jordan ranks second with +17.4 points. (Incredible!)
- Evan Soltas evaluates “the rent hypothesis” – the claim that a larger share of income in recent years are unearned gains. (More rigorous, rent is “a payment for a resource in excess of its opportunity cost, one that instead reflects market power”.) This is Evan’s most read article.
- A research team led by Junjiu Huang from 中山大学 (Sun Yat-Sen University) have successfully “edited the genes of human embryos using a new technique called CRISPR”. Carl Zimmer provides some background. (HT: Tyler Cowen.)