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Bryan Caplan on Lee Kuan Yew on the differences between Singapore and Hong Kong. Caplan's analysis sounds about right to me; while a bad dictator can be disastrous, a good dictator can enact much better economic policy than any democratic government ever would.

Minority Elected President—Minorities Hit Hardest. A silver lining to the otherwise disastrous election of Obama.

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On the latter, I like how

On the latter, I like how the researchers already came to their own conclusions about whether handouts or more hard work was the better policy.

How is that a silver lining?

How is that a silver lining?

Less support for the idea

Less support for the idea that the government needs to Do SomethingTM about racism.