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One Year Blogiversary

It's hard to believe it has already been a year. Looking back at the early archives brings back fond memories. The blog was started with high hopes. I had come to a point in my life at which I had marginally more free time than I usually do, and decided to take part in something that I witnessed changing the political debate: the blogosphere. Blogging represented a growing medium by which libertarian ideas could be spread to the mainstream. Read more »

Small Correction

Matt Yglesias writes about the Soviet economy: Read more »

Voting for Groceries Redux

In response to Don Boudreax's grocery voting analogy discussed yesterday, Garth of Musings from America's Outback responds in general agreement by extending the argument further. He then concludes by saying, Read more »

Voting for Groceries

Don Boudreax has a nice thought experiment on what it would be like if we voted for the groceries we eat, in bundles, instead of picking and choosing them individually based on our own unique needs and wants. Read more »

Carnival of the Capitalists

Talking the Talk

Alex Singleton quotes Andrei Illarionov, advisor to Russian President Vladimir Putin, who says, Read more »

Sunday Drive Around the Blogosphere

Patrick Crozier outlines what he wants from a political philosophy.

Always Low Prices has lots of Wal-Mart talk.

Robert Prather celebrates his two-year blogiversary. Read more »

Is this a surprise?

From the Washington Post (free registration required): Read more »

Divorce Arbitration

An article by Jane Gross in today's NY Times describes a growing trend for divorce settlements in the state of New York via a process called "collaborative divorce". Leery of costly ligitation and a drawn-out legal battle, many couples are opting to negotiate with each other with the help of lawyer-advocates, avoiding the state courts. Protocols are such that there are additional incentives on both sides of lawyers to settle cases privately. Read more »

Speaking of Cannes

John Kerry's daughter Alexandra presented her film "The Last Full Measure" in Cannes.


Reactions among political figures were nearly unanimous.


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Atkins News and the Technical Interpreter

Two new studies have been published in the Annals of Internal Medicine comparing low-carbohydrate Atkins-type diets vs traditional low fat diets. It's interesting to see the various interpretations placed on the studies by the various media.

A blog-style news site I have encountered for the first time, the Washington Dispatch, gave a positive summary of the findings. Read more »

Eyes Wide Shut

Sebastian Mallaby writes in today's Washington Post on the life and times of Jagdish Bhagwati, an Indian economist who was once a supporter of central planning and directed economies, but today is one of the biggest proponents of free trade. India is a nation held back by the tradition of socialist policies enacted by Jawaharlal Nehru and his Congress Party after independence from Britain. Read more »

Carnival of the Capitalists

This week's Carnival of the Capitalists is up at

The Nick Berg Video

It appears that the Nick Berg video is making its way across the internet, and the heavily interlinked nature of the blogosphere is driving google traffic the blogosphere's way. Read more »

The Long Road to Desolation

Dawn Teo of the American Joblog asks the same question that protectionists have asked throughout history - when current jobs in the US are performed by foreign workers, what will be left over for Americans? And like her intellectual predecessors before her, she comes to the same false conclusion. Read more »