==> Scott Sumner agreed that I checkmated him, but for some reason took it really well.
==> Oh no… Alex Tabarrok too has succumbed to the “open borders” label. OK let me try it this way: Hey everybody, let’s start a movement called “Open Bank Vaults.” Now some of you are going to get huffy and argue that it would be insane to just leave bank vaults open, but all I mean by that phrase is that I don’t think the federal government should be deciding that certain foreigners aren’t allowed to go in the vault. Now that I’ve clarified what I mean by the phrase “Open Bank Vaults,” who’s with me?
==> Did I link to this one yet? Anyway I had some fun on Facebook saying that some conspiracy theory nutjobs were saying a U.S. state had been involved in forced sterilization of thousands as part of a eugenics program.
==> Another one that’s been on my browser for a while and I can’t remember if I linked: Mark Spitznagel explaining why he doesn’t think a market crash will be a “black swan.”
==> His style and mine are light years apart, but I love this line from Tyler Cowen: “[T]hat out of control Greek government spending and borrowing has been converted into a (supposed) cautionary tale about the dangers of fiscal conservatism is one of the greatest (and most unfortunate) public relations triumphs of modern times.”