* Bob Wenzel has some concerns about gold confiscation, if the feds get serious. In short: It’s hard to hide a bunch of metal, since there are detectors built specifically for that purpose.
* Russ Roberts interviews Nassim Taleb. I will always like Taleb, because he answered my emails back in the day and even cited one of my papers in one of his books. (I don’t mean I like him because he recognizes my contribution, I mean I like him since I was nobody and he must get a million emails.)
* Robert Higgs explains why he persists, even though he doesn’t see any hope in sight.
* Little kids put down some funny answers.
* David Beckworth agrees with Ron Paul that we are all Austrians now, sort of.
* An Irish blog from a guy who makes Mises Institute apps…
* Bill Maher has a pretty good critique of bloodthirsty Christians (that Daniel Kuehn sent me). Warning, some naughty words.
* John Carney continues to debate MMTers. I suspect next month he’ll start a land war in Asia.
* Rob Bradley reminisces about Joseph Schumpeter and energy.
* The Economist blog actually linked to my “The Economist Zone” opus. I keep staring at the phone, waiting for Harvard to call. I hope I paid my bill this month.
* Somebody was so bored that he made a YouTube playlist, featuring me. (I promise I’m not the guy.)
* Sheldon Richman responds to Matt Yglesias’ description of Austrian economics.
* And last but not least, another plug to Friend me on Facebook. This guy writes:
[Bob Murphy's] status updates are hilarious:
“Robert Murphy was talking to a guy the other day who said a government policy was like a ‘suppository.’ I’m pretty sure he meant ‘placebo,’ but actually now I’m not so sure.”
“Robert Murphy got a link to my blog from the Economist magazine. I hate to disillusion the young kids out there, but I must be honest: I didn’t get any notice from the Economist until I took my top off.”
“Robert Murphy wore my Eugen von Bohm-Bawerk t-shirt to the gym. A guy asked, ‘Is that Karl Marx?’ Let’s just say, the pacifists can no longer call me one of their own.”
“Robert Murphy has written a One Act Play involving government deficit finance. I basically picked up where Tennessee Williams left off.”
“Robert Murphy resolves in 2012 to not get frustrated when people conflate ‘complimentary’ with ‘complementary.’”