Article in The Atlantic on Paul Romer's charter cities idea.

TJIC with a nice thought experiment re: working conditions.

Swiss tell Feds to fuck off. UBS should just pull out of the US, watch its inevitable slow-motion implosion from a safe distance, and laugh all the way to the bank, so to speak. Heck, if they did that, I'd fly to Switzerland and open an account myself.

$5000 per squirrel.

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$1000 per ounce of gold! Ooooooh, shiny!

And rare.

That's the point. As nature diminishes, the marginal utility of what's left goes up. The 1700s are over.

As long as freedom lovers continue to live in the 1700s, modern liberals will be able to march in front of the pro-environment parade. And that parade is going to march. Marginal utility tells us so. So it's either suffer inefficient solutions and unpleasant regulations or get in front of that parade and propose something better.

It is anti-evolutionary

If a critter can't adapt to the changing environment some other critter will take its place. That's why it is silly to talk about humans evolving. Modern meds permit those who should be cleaned from the gene pool to pass on DNA to the ext generation.