==> In the latest Lara-Murphy Show, Carlos and I respond to a research note from a brokerage firm that had wondered whether passive investing were worse than Marxism. (We said no.)
==> Brittany Hunter explains that “private prisons” in today’s America are not the same thing as Rothbardian privatization of judicial and police services.
==> David R. Henderson has been posting some great stuff over at EconLog, on topics such as carbon tax, the FDA’s corrupt crackdown on e-cigs (which shows how having the FDA actively makes people less healthy), and the nationalization of U.S. mortgages.
==> THE BEST post on the EpiPen stuff comes from Scott Alexander. Don’t just skim the beginning and assume you’ve got it; you need to read the whole thing to fully appreciate its beauty.
==> Incidentally, I got the link to that Alexander post from Scott Sumner. In Sumner’s post, besides giving the link to that great article, he also offers the following gem. Can people understand why the following sounds funny/ironic to me?
PS. Alex Tabarrok linked to an excellent Scott Alexander post that exposes the progressive tendency to respond to every failure of regulation with a call for more regulation. I see an analogy with fiscal stimulus. Instead of asking central banks to do more (the obvious solution) they propose dubious schemes to try to use fiscal policy to make up for the failures of monetary policy.