Bryan Caplan summarizes some of the points of his recent book.
This is just stupid, stupid, stupid. Perhaps if solar becomes more efficient and we have run out of space on every roof in the world, one might possibly maybe (but probably not) consider this.
Distinguished economist Martin Feldstein offers an interesting explanation of the steel and aluminum tariffs.
I hope Jonah Goldberg isn't correct, but I wouldn't bet against him: "The ‘Good Old Days’ of the Trump Presidency".
UPDATE: First link fixed now. Thanks, Brett.
How does a company that made its living off excellent design permit this?
A long-time reader of Newmark's Door has created a product for sale at Zazzle.com. I think it's quite funny, but be very careful using it around Social Justice Warriors.
Robert D. Atkinson and Michael Lind answer "No" and to my surprise The Atlantic posted it.
"No one would accept, in any other national discussion, the level of ignorance seen in the gun debate"
No one would cheer if a pundit said it’s easier to get a late-term abortion than Sudafed. His audience would ask to see his homework. No one would shrug it off if a legislator incorrectly referred to a “trimester” as a “semester.” No one would ignore it if a pro-life senatorial candidate explained his position on abortions in cases of rape and incest with a response that included something about the human body rejecting “legitimate rape.”
Distinguished economist Terry L. Anderson (along with Henry Miller) explains why "Allowing markets to allocate water would result in more efficient use—and greater supply."
Jim Geraghty offers a fine summary of the reasons why comparisons of the U.S. to Scandinavia are--what's the word in use currently?--problematic.
Leo, of course. He had one of the greatest games of a very great career on Wednesday. Barca 3, Chelsea 0. The Daily Mail, not shy about rooting for English teams, was just astonished in this piece. And in this one, we read the following:
Approaching the goal at an angle from which the world and his wife would have passed, Messi shot.
He did so with such ferocity and accuracy, with such acceleration of body and mind, that Courtois looked to have turned his back on it. He hadn't. He was just glancing behind to see where it had gone, as it appeared to have passed through him.
Maybe it did. Maybe Messi is magic.
It would make as much sense as any of those other things he does with the ball.
Here, at least at the time I'm posting this, is a two-and-a-half minute video summary.
Related: "Lionel Messi Won The League All By Himself".
Seinfeld fans will probably appreciate this page from two law students..
Only 10% of ALS patients live 10 years past diagnosis. Professor Hawking has lived 57
and counting. RIP, Professor Hawking.
A six-minute video showing the changes in political boundaries. By 1000 AD and even more by 1300 AD it shows the zillions of polities in Western Europe that economists point to as a primary source of Western Europe's later prosperity. (If a ruler expropriated property or even taxed too much, another government was "just down the road".)
Decentralized government tends to be good for human beings and other living things.
Laura Nyro. I can't support the lyrics--hey, it was the '60s--but the music and the piano-playing are fine.
A few tips for bargain hunters.
Will it sell? Well, regular readers know the drill: on all things Big Al-related, give the points and bet on Al.
I had thought solar roadways sounded like a good idea. But I was probably wrong.
Good. I have a shares of Ruger.
List is headed by the infamous "Hum".
Eight-minute video that is what it says on the label. The ladies try pulled pork, brisket, and ribs.
The ribs were a big hit.
Fine rant. I have sympathy for the man:
We'd never been a good fit politically. I used to live in Maxine Waters' district. I went from there to Henry Waxman's. My senators were Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer, who was then succeeded by Kamala Harris.
this these fine four paragraphs about speed limit laws:
But why should anyone object to (as Ford itself puts it) more “efficient” enforcement of the law? This assumes, of course, that the laws being enforced are reasonable, defensible, etc.
They’re not, of course. And everyone knows it.
Which is precisely why they aren’t enforced “efficiently.” It would trigger an uprising.
The whole point of the current system is the selective enforcement of idiotic laws. In order to maintain idiotic laws.
Related: "Is Every Speed Limit Too Low?"
"2 formerly obese economists lost a combined 120 pounds in 18 months — here are the best tricks they used"
I didn't use any of them. But one of the secrets of weight loss is that different things work for different people. I found after reading a fair amount, I still needed a lot of trial and error.
Although somewhat contradicting my first statement, one wag cracked that almost all successful diet advice amounts to this: Eat more vegetables. Lots more.
Which was going to give me trouble, but then I read what a famous cook--I no longer remember who--said: "Show me somebody who doesn't like vegetables and I'll show you someone who hasn't had them prepared well." I now agree. You will probably want either fat (olive oil, butter, cheese) or heat (roasting) or spices. Or all three.
Ladies and gentlemen, Ms. Hillary Clinton:
Of the states she talks about specifically, six of them voted for both her husband, Bill Clinton, and for Barack Obama. Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Florida (with the exception of FL, which went to Bob Dole in 1996) together make up 99 electoral votes, a significant chunk of the needed 270 votes to win an election.
Related, a review of her awesome achievements: "Hillary Clinton, Pride of Radcliffe".