1. Shale booms increase support for Republican candidates.

2. Air pollution only affects violent crime.

3. Your tax $ at work. Note that even the NYT commenters, usually a pretty pinko bunch, aren’t accepting of such poz.

4. Russian self-perception of personal freedom near an all-time high.

5. Merkel capitulates; closed borders vindicated.

6. The Paris conference has no chance of success at its stated aims.

7. Putin has been what Russians wanted all along.

8. The Great Satan pretends to be the Great Savior.

Again, if you want access to any one NBER paper, comment below and I’ll email it to you.