"What Noah Smith Gets Wrong about Poverty"
"A Field Goes to War With Itself: While medievalists battle, white nationalists try to co-opt the past."

"Why Libertarians Distrust Political Power"

Steve Horwitz has posted a wonderfully concise, beautifully exposited argument for why reasonable people should be suspicious of big government. It also serves as a very necessary rebuttal to the assertion that I'm, sadly, hearing more frequently from conservatives: big government is fine as long as it is guided by "conservative" principles.

(And Professor Horwitz's argument is nicely consistent with the case made numerous times on this blog that government has problems relative to the market in two areas: information and incentives.)