"There are men, in all ages, who mean to exercise power usefully; but who mean to exercise it. They mean to govern well; but they mean to govern. They promise to be kind masters; but they mean to be masters." Daniel Webster

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Friday, April 29, 2011

Overthinking Star Wars

The guys at Overthinking It look at the economics of planetary destruction.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Fight of the Century

High School Student Does What Defense Department Couldn't

He compiles a digital record, complete with photos, of all the Iraq and Afghanistan veterans buried in Arlington National Cemetery and puts it online.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

We Could Use a Man Like Jimmy Carter Again

Michael Lynch reminds us that Jimmy Carter was pro-coal and pro-nuclear.

Guantanamo Bay

Wikileaks revelations look at what those who actually ran the prison thought about the claims by the Bush administration that it housed only the worst of the worst.

Atlas Shrugged and Energy Policy

Parts four and five of Bob Bradley's series.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Leon Russell

HT: Jimmy Espy

The Cowardly King & Spalding

The Volokh Conspiracy points to why Atlata's most prestigious law firm backed out of a case it had taken on.

In Praise of History

Robert Wenzel says read Ralph Raico's new book.

The Georgia GOP's Situational Conservatives

The latest from Jay bookman.

HT: Jimmy Espy

Making Obama Look Presidential

Steve Sailer says that is what John McCain has been doing for three years.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Japan's Long Haul

National Review says it will feel the effects of the recent earthquake for long, long time.

Atlas Shrugged and Energy Policy

Parts two and three of Bob Bradley's series.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Friday, April 22, 2011

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Healing America

Pete Boettke points to Richard Corneulle as an underappreciated giant of libertarian thought.

Roll Over Beethoven

Monday, April 18, 2011

Atlas Shrugged and Energy Policy

bob Bradley looks at the real-world insights of Ayn Rand's novel. Plus Walter Donway smacks around Roger Ebert.

Someone Is Going to Get the Shaft

Economist Arnold Kling looks at the federal budget fight and finds there's one outcome no matter what happens.

Sunday, April 17, 2011


Tea Partiers aren't with the federal budget deal.

Atlas Shrugged, the Movie

It isn't playing around here, so I haven't seen it. Critics hated it. But most of the reviews I've read from fans are pretty positive, though few seem to like the performance of the actress who plays Dagny. It will be interesting to see how the box office does.

Friday, April 15, 2011

China's Coming Economic Crash

Nouriel Roubin says it will be very ugly.

Have More Kids

Pay less attention. Parenting advice from an economist.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Monday, April 11, 2011


They just spent a lot of money to refurbish it.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Friday, April 8, 2011

Defending Bob Dylan

Brian Doherty looks at claims he allowed himself to be censored to play in China.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Child Labor Hypocrisy

Robin Hanson has a few questions about child labor laws.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Exploiting Immigrants

Shikha Dalmia looks at proposals to get rid of birthright citizenship.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Peak Oil

Don Boudreaux says don't worry.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Japan Needs More Freedom

Jim Dorn looks at what it will take to turn the nation's economy around.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Friday, April 1, 2011