==> Saw this floating around on Facebook. There was a similar horror story here in Nashville about a family with a special needs child who really hated going to this particular new school, and eventually an employee broke down and told the family that their kid was being isolated for hours at a time, because the staff just didn’t know how to deal with him/her (can’t remember if boy or girl). This is a hidden downside of having the government “take care of everything”: When a certain school is required to accept kids with learning disabilities etc., and they don’t have the resources/training to deal with the kid, they can’t simply tell the parent, “Sorry, your child needs to go elsewhere.” Instead they may end up doing stuff like this.
==> I’m being serious, what is going on in this HuffPostLive clip on secession? Start listening around 8:50 or so, and they showcase one of my Tweets. I think they think I’m making fun of Texans. (Of course, in reality I was making fun of Daniel Kuehn for saying secession would cost the rest of us money.) Do you agree that that’s why they’re chuckling?
==> This guy is tearing into The Theory of Money and Credit. He’s lucky I’m busy.
==> Read Steve Landsburg’s commentary for all the links in the latest Brad DeLong smackdown. (I see Brad and Gene and Daniel and all my Internet friends.) Everybody needs to listen to David Gordon explain Kant’s synthetic a priori. (Can anybody find the relevant Mises University lecture?) If you could eat a non sequitur, this discussion from DeLong’s fans would make you fat. (However, in the comments I point out that I think Steve overstepped.)
==> The alarming von Pepe sends this chart.
==> Max Raskin, our man in Iran.
==> This guy feels my pain when reading FB commentary. In particular, #3–when people explain my own jokes back to me. Thanks, everyone.