==> Tom Woods and Gary Chartier talk anarchy and the law. Just plug your ears when they say maybe I’m not right about this stuff.
==> Judith Curry on the legacy of ClimateGate, five years later.
==> Has anybody heard of this John Bugas guy and his thoughts on what sound like consumer sovereignty?
==> His monetary views are nuts, but aww, I can’t stay mad at him.
==> When it comes to his weight, Krugman adheres to morality tales and punishment for the boom’s excesses. I, on the other hand, have engaged in several rounds of quantitative easing in the last few years, yet it went hand in hand with belt tightening.
==> Speaking of business cycle analogies that aren’t actually analogous, Larry White caught this interesting tidbit from Chris Rock’s interview:
What has Obama done wrong?
When Obama first got elected, he should have let it all just drop.
Let what drop?
Just let the country flatline. Let the auto industry die. Don’t bail anybody out. In sports, that’s what any new GM does. They make sure that the catastrophe is on the old management and then they clean up. They don’t try to save old management’s mistakes.
That’s clever. You let it all go to hell.
Let it all go to hell knowing good and well this is on them. That way you can implement. You hire your own coach. You get your own players. He could have got way more done. You know, we’ve all been on planes that had tremendous turbulence, but we forget all about it. Now, if you live through a plane crash, you’ll never forget that. Maybe Obama should have let the plane crash. You get credit for bringing somebody back from the dead. You don’t really get credit for helping a sick person by administering antibiotics.