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“If you want to understand the future, just look at what rich people do today.”

— Hal Varian, Google’s chief economist

@smays reminds me of that chapter in Freakonomics.

The socioeconomic patterns of naming children. They argued ordinary people adopt the names affluent people use, but change the spelling to make them unique.

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