==> Mario Rizzo on libertarianism vs. classical liberalism.
==> James Caton Jr. has some problems with the Hayekian triangle.
==> Tabarrok vs. Cowen on immigration. Winner: Tabarrok.
==> Pamela J. Stubbart explains the difference between living in suburbs and a big city.
==> A good interview with me on hard-core voluntary society stuff. I am not sure exactly where I come in; I’m definitely in the middle third if you want to move the pointer around.
==> Free Advice reader David Mahler has published a short volume on his transition from evangelical Christianity to agnosticism.
==> Why don’t commercial planes have parachutes for everybody? Thinks look like a job for marginal analysis!
==> Kind of old news at this point, but the Jeopardy guy Arthur Chu has some neat (but in retrospect obvious) strategies, including playing defense on Daily Doubles.
==> William F. Buckley Jr. dismissed libertarians as focusing on the demunicipalization of garbage collection while he and the other conservatives contained the communists. OK, if you aren’t sure about Buckley’s judgment, try this quote from 1964:
The Beatles are not merely awful; I would consider it sacrilegious to say anything less than that they are god awful. They are so unbelievably horribly, so appallingly unmusical, so dogmatically insensitive to the magic of the art that they qualify as crowned heads of anti-music, even as the imposter popes went down in history as “anti-popes.”
(I think he also wrote that Princess Diana was the most beautiful woman who had ever been photographed, but I can’t find that now.)