What caught my eye: The future of payments, the U.S. productivity slowdown, flexible working, and much more…

“Which Famous Economist Are You Most Similar To?” Quite funny:

http://whichfamouseconomistareyoumostsimilarto.com

“The Future of Payments Report” by Algorand:

https://www.algorand.com/resources/blog/the-future-of-payments-report

“Flexible working: lessons from the pandemic”, some quite interesting thoughts:

https://www.cipd.co.uk/knowledge/fundamentals/relations/flexible-working/flexible-working-lessons-pandemic?

“Benefits and Vulnerabilities of Global Semiconductor Supply Chain”:

https://www.semiconductors.org/study-identifies-benefits-and-vulnerabilities-of-global-semiconductor-supply-chain-recommends-government-actions-to-strengthen-it/

“Late greats: why some brilliant ideas get overlooked”:

Events organized by the National Science Foundation on so many interesting topics:

https://www.nsf.gov/events/

“Taxing Multinationals: A Fundamental Shift Is Under Way” by Tommaso Faccio, Jayati Ghosh:

https://www.intereconomics.eu/contents/year/2021/number/2/article/taxing-multinationals-a-fundamental-shift-is-under-way.html

A great analysis on the U.S. productivity slowdown by the BLS. Highly recommended:

https://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/2021/article/the-us-productivity-slowdown-the-economy-wide-and-industry-level-analysis.htm

“Ed Nelson on Milton Friedman’s Legacy, the Quantity Theory of Money, and His Vision for a Money Supply Growth Rule” Macro Musings with David Beckworth:

https://www.mercatus.org/bridge/podcasts/03292021/ed-nelson-milton-friedmans-legacy-quantity-theory-money-and-his-vision

Paul Krugman on Robert Mundell:

https://voxeu.org/article/mundell-difference

“Pandemic Prices: Assessing Inflation in the Months and Years Ahead” by Jared Bernstein and Ernie Tedeschi

https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/blog/2021/04/12/pandemic-prices-assessing-inflation-in-the-months-and-years-ahead/

The “Ezra Klein show” with Tressie McMillan Cottom on success and merit:

And again the Ezra Klein show with Brian Deese on Biden’s thinking:

A very good interview with Tyler Cowen at Econtalk (host Russ Roberts):

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