Links 1/17/2020

Scientists Design Bacteria-Based Living Concrete Smithsonian Banking’s Problem Child May Be Due Another Tantrum Bloomberg Euro zone slowdown has bottomed but no big bounce in sight: Reuters poll Reuters Big Brother Australia aims to ban…

Yves here. This study supports our hypothesis that CalPERS’ Marcie Frost, who has managed to greatly increase her compensation since she joined the public pension fund, is overpaid. In general, in public pension funds, CEOs…

By Lambert Strether of Corrente. Politics “But what is government itself, but the greatest of all reflections on human nature?” –James Madison, Federalist 51 “They had one weapon left and both knew it: treachery.” –Frank…

By Trevon Logan, Hazel C. Youngberg Trustees Distinguished Professor of Economics, Ohio State University, and Peter Temin, Elisha Gray II Professor Emeritus of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Originally published at the Institute for New…