2012-12-18

Some Links

  • David Friedman blogs very sensibly about religion when he asks, "Is heaven worth the price?"
  • Steven Landsburg blogs very sensibly about carbon taxes when he remarks, "You name a policy; I’ll find a scenario in which it’s suboptimal."
  • Donald Boudreax and Russell Roberts take a break from blogging very sensibly in order to give the rest of us good recommendations as far as what to read first from Hayek.
  • McDonald's Chief Operational Officer gives his franchisees very sensible advice when he says, "Our largest holiday opportunity as a system is Christmas Day. Last year, (company-operated) restaurants that opened on Christmas averaged $5,500 in sales." After all, sometimes Christmas dinner doesn't work out as anticipated, and you need a Plan B. Also, sometimes making a huge Christmas dinner provides a major disincentive to make even a small Christmas breakfast or lunch, at which point finding a McDonald's with the lights on is a terrific boon.
  • The fact that we live in a world in which paralyzed people can move robotic arms solely with the power of their own thoughts is surely one of the most significant breakthroughs in health science of the past decade.
  • Speaking of health care, drink your milk. You may have heard me say so before.