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[BLOG] Some Monday links

  • Beyond the Numbers suggests that talk of an African demographic dividend may be overstated, in that the young cohorts need–among other things–education.
  • Crooked Timber’s Chris Bertram talks about the ethics of open versus closed borders, suggesting that the latter is only acceptable if there actually are other ways to help.
  • The Dragon’s Gaze notes exoplanet WTS-2 b, a hot Jupiter set to spiral into its orange dwarf sun in 40 milion years.
  • The Dragon’s Tales notes that the ancestors of the Americas’ indigenous populations apparently hung out in Beringia for ten thousand years before moving south, observes that Moldovans now have visa-less travel rights to the European Union, and comments on the still unknown composition of Mars’ moons Phobos and Deimos.
  • At A Fistful of Euros, Edward Hugh argues that Abenomics in Japan is turning out to be a huge, expensive, mess.
  • Language Hat observes that many Soviets learned Polish in order to partake in the freer and more cosmopolitan literature of Poland.
  • Language Log notes a new Chinese word for nerd.
  • Lawyers, Guns and Money notes that many religious conservatives who oppose same-sex marriage just don’t get it.
  • Marginal Revolution observes that China is now India’s largest trading partner.
  • Savage Minds features a guest post from anthropologist Douglas La Rose talking about debt.
  • Torontoist notes Doug Ford’s media tour against police cheif Bill Blair.
  • The Volokh Conspiracy’s Ilya Somin argues that migration should be talked about in light of the needs of immigrants, too.
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