==> Salim Furth does a good job showing something pretty screwy with one of Krugman’s favorite scatter plots.
==> David Stockman has a new blog, I just learned.
==> At first I thought Pete Boettke was wrong in this analysis, but then I realize he’s right (in terms of his particular point): Even though there are an unfathomable number of “possible states” in which the chess board can (legally) be, there are way more possible states of the soccer field or basketball court, perhaps even rendering the concept nonsensical. On the other hand, there is an obvious sense in which computers (embedded in robots) will one day in the not too distant future obviously be able to beat human athletes in these standard sports.
==> In this new analysis for the Fraser Institute, some colleagues and I show that Ontario has a much larger government debt than the state of California.
==> More atheist bashing from Gene Callahan.
==> In a moment of weakness, I clicked on a BuzzFeed link in my Facebook feed, but this is actually pretty cool.