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Carnival of the Capitalists

This week's edition of Carnival of the Capitalists is up at Jay Solo's Verbosity. I've read through most of the entries, and the ones that have piqued my curiosity so far are:

Kevin Brancato's entry on income mobility. Read more »

My hate will go on

Just when you thought the lunacy of tranzi bureaucrats couldn't get any worse, a 'treaty' espoused by the UN would allow "cultural goods" to be exempt from free trade rules. Read more »

Wishful thinking? Unintended Irony? You decide!

While doing some online research for a short paper on Ronald Coase due today in my History of Econ class, I came across this nugget of humor from the leftish-leaning New School for Social Research:

  • Coase Quotes at School for Collective Individualism

  • The modern Circus

    Doug Bandow writes in the Washington Post about an increasingly frequent phenomenon - using taxpayer money to build sports arenas. An excerpt: Read more »

    Quote of the Day

    Quote of the Day

    Devastating insight? Unintended irony? Econmic acumen? You decide!

    Gotta go with Kevin on this one. If companies can't afford to pay their workers minimum wage, they can't afford to be in business.

    - Emma Anne, a commenter on Calpundit's post on
    restaurant owners' desire to engage in voluntary exchanges

    Watch where you're pointing that thing

    Over at the Volokh Conspiracy, Eugene points to Ed Cone's note about an anecdote about a convenience store owner confronted with what appeared (to him) to be a fake gun:

    Ron Simpson knows guns -- and instantly knew the one in front of him Wednesday night was a phony.

    Joe Lieberman as Robin Hood

    Robin Hood . . . is held to be the first man who assumed a halo of virtue by practicing charity with wealth which he did not own, by giving away good which he had not produced, by making others pay for the luxury of his pity . . . . Until men learn that of all human symbols, Robin Hood is the most immoral and the most contemptible, there will be no justice on Earth and no way for mankind to survive.

    - Ragnar Danneskj?ld Read more »

    Primer on Global Warming

    An excellent recap of the state of the science in the study of global warming from the Wilson Quarterly discusses historical temperature trends, sea level rises, the Kyoto Protocol, and other important aspects of the debate.

    The Medicalization of Sin

    Marilyn vos Savant, who holds the world record for "highest recorded IQ," answers a reader's question in her "Ask Marilyn" column in this week's issue of Parade Magazine,

    Why do you doubt the idea that certain people are genetically prone to alcoholism?

    - J.T., New York, N.Y.