There's a reason I don't post every day.
Hm. I could talk about my new light therapy lamp! which I love. Even though I've only used it for a few days, I don't feel like I just got off the red-eye from Anchorage. The user guide warns, "Overuse may cause irritability, excessive energy, or difficulty falling asleep at bedtime." That second point reminds me of the phrase, "lasts longer than four hours," you know? As for the other two points, how could anyone ever tell.
Anyway. I do have some thoughts on NBER Working Paper 13550, Measuring Ancient Inequality, by Branko Milanovic, Peter Lindert, and Jeffrey Williamson, but I need to write it up more coherently. I also send Doug a cool recent molecular biology paper every week or so
just so I have someone to talk to about this stuff. If Doug has a preference?
I also have a Caucasus story. A friend of mine is of Bakuvian descent. During one of the back-and-forth massacres early last century, a gang of armed thugs broke into her great-grandfather's home. A short conversation followed: "Dude. We're Jewish." The thugs: "Oops. Sorry about that."