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The Effects of Land Redistribution: Evidence from the French Revolution
To quote Stian Westlake's summary: "The French Revolution ended famine! (By, er, allowing the rich to accumulate big productive farms.)"
Intuitive thinkers greatly underestimate how much they neglect analytical thinking during decision making.
A summary of Dunning–Kruger effects in reasoning: Theoretical implications of the failure to recognize incompetence
How Far Is Too Far? New Evidence on Abortion Clinic Closures, Access, and Abortions
"As the distance to the nearest abortion provider increases from less than 25 miles to 25-50 miles, there is little change in rates of legally induced abortions. But an increase to 50-100 miles reduces legal abortion rates by 16 percent, an increase to 100-200 miles reduces abortion rates by 32 percent, and an increase to 200 or more miles reduces abortion rates by 47 percent."