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"Shalom, motherf****r"

Very well put. But I will not apologise for surviving. For surviving missiles intended to kill me. The fact they didn’t kill me doesn’t mean they weren’t sent with the intention to murder...


"The Economics of Marriage, and Family Breakdown"

By Isabel Sawhill, Senior Fellow at Brookings. Includes this: A child's education begins in the home. No improvement in public policy can compete with what only families can provide.



The Demand and Supply of Sex

Alternet: The idea that men are naturally more interested in sex than women is [so] ubiquitous that it’s difficult to imagine that people ever believed differently. And yet for most of We...


No BBC Video Removal Scandal After All; Evidence of Military Planes Shadowing MH17 Mounts

On July 23 the BBC deleted a video report from correspondent Olga Ivishina regarding the crash of MH17. This has caused quite a stir in the blogosphere because the deleted video contained...


Questions that are rarely asked

If monopsony power is an important feature of the labor market, and monopsony power should be prevalent when firms are bigger and therefore have a larger share of the local industry, then...


NSA Helps Crush Dissent at Home and Abroad

NSA Helps Saudi Arabia Crush Dissent … Like It Helps Crush Dissent at Home Numerous high-level NSA whistleblowers say that NSA spying is about crushing dissent and blackmailing opponents ...


How feasible is wealth transfer taxation?

There is a newly published paper by Paola Profeta, Simona Scabrosetti, and Stanley L. Winer.  The most concrete statement of the argument is that wealth is held disproportionately by the ...


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Germany fact of the day

…in Germany, the government is rolling out a red carpet by simplifying immigration procedures, funding free language classes, even opening “welcome centers” for newcomers look...




Intervention Leads to More Intervention

(July 28, 2014 12:06 AM, by David Henderson) The late Ludwig von Mises famously argued that when governments intervene in the economy, they often create new problems. Then, to address the...


A Non-Conformist's Guide to Success in a Conformist World

(July 28, 2014 12:02 AM, by Bryan Caplan) I've been a non-conformist for as long as I can remember.  "All the other kids love sports" never seemed like a good reason why I should fee...


Ukraine's Army Advances Says Defense Minister; Interesting Video Shows Conflicting Evidence; Unguided Ukrainian Rockets Kill Civilians

There are lots of conflicting, even contradictory news reports regarding Ukraine in the past couple of days. Let;s stake a look at a few of them starting with the Bloomberg report Ukraine...


Morgan Freeman as LeBron James doing Redemption

This was the funniest thing I saw all week:   LeBron James Redemption (Frank Caliendo as Morgan Freeman  


Howsabout

some Happy Hour. Sounds good to me.


If We Didn't Have the NYT to Tell Us That Spain's Structural Reforms Were Working So Well, We Probably Would Never Know It

That's because the data don't give any evidence of a great success. Nonetheless after noting the difficulties that France and Italy are facing in the implementation of labor market reform...


"Place to Avoid" - French Blogger Fined $2,000 for Writing Bad Restaurant Review

Want to review a French restaurant? Only good reviews are allowed in France.Caroline Doudet a blogger who runs the site “Cultur'elle,” found that out when she wrote a restaurant review th...


Some Additional Questions for Supporters (Especially Among Economists) of the Minimum Wage

(Don Boudreaux) 1. Suppose that all low-skilled workers telecommute to their jobs in the U.S. from foreign countries, and that Congress imposes a tariff on the importation of such service...


Tweets of the Week 7.25.14

Markets & Investing The chase for higher yield continues Investors are rushing into emerging markets looking for higher yields http://t.co/UVjHqBn6pf pic.twitter.com/m1gtsFHEAd ̵...


China fact of the day, or why Chinese food will decline in quality (and rise in safety)

In the United States, at least 70 percent of all the food we eat each year passes through a cold chain. By contrast, in China, less than a quarter of the country’s meat supply is slaughte...


No One I Know Will Ever Be Arrested For Smoking Pot

Ultimately that's how pundits can laugh about the issue. They don't want it to be legalized, but they don't ever have to think about what it means that it's illegal. I'm not entirely av...


The Average American Family Is Poorer Than It Was 10 Years Ago

The typical American household is worth a third less than it was in 2003, according to a new study


Chart of the day: Google trends for ‘peak oil’ and ‘fracking’

The chart above shows the Google trends or “Interest Over Time” trends from 2004-present for the terms “peak oil” and “fracking.” Note that “peak...