Quotes & Links #59

1) voxeu.org: Economic consequences of gender identity

The results indicate that the prescription that women should earn less than men plays a role in marriage rates, the labour market supply of women, and marital satisfaction.

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Quotes & Links #4

1) vox.com: 40 maps that explain the Middle East

Now pretend it’s the 1800s and you are a British colonial officer named Mortimer Durand, and it’s your job to negotiate the border between the British Indian Raj and the quasi-independent nation of Afghanistan. Do you draw the border right smack across the middle of the Pashtun areas, thus guaranteeing decades of conflict by forcing Pashtuns to be minorities in both states?

Nothing new, but an interesting collection of maps. (and the answer is “Yes.”)
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