==> Commenter Keshav pointed to this 2013 Steve Landsburg post in which he anticipated the spirit of my recent FEE article. I definitely knew that Landsburg was the first person I had read making the point about minimum wage burdening a small group (employers) to achieve a social goal (helping unskilled workers) instead of society as a whole, but I had forgotten that he used analogies too. Good thing I don’t believe in intellectual property!
==> Rand Paul taps Mark Spitznagel to advise him.
==> Stephen Colbert apparently took over a local access cable show in Michigan. (I’m still open to the possibility that the whole thing was invented, but the guy at the link got over his initial incredulity.) At the 21:50 mark he brings on a local Michigander making a name for himself in the competitive world of music, Marshall Mathers. It is extremely clever, and Eminem does a good job playing the role.
==> A Forbes writer is happy about George Gilder’s new monograph on gold (which criticizes Milton Friedman along the way).
==> People love or hate his past activism, but I think Adam Kokesh’s new idea is great, assuming he assembles a good team of trainers. There are thousands of young people who recognize that the current system is broken but they don’t see any practical options.