2013-05-13

Some Links

The Circle Bastiat continues its downward spiral by highlighting and subsequently attempting to substantiate Ludwig von Mises' outlandish claim that Milton Friedman wasn't an economist. This sort of attempt by some Austrian School scholars to attempt to live in a lexicographic world asunder from the rest of us is highly disappointing. Any such choice is a false dichotomy. It is possible to learn economics from studying Mises or Friedman, and very preferably from studying them both, along with many others.

The LvMIC, which seems to have become a superior repository for Austrian School economic analysis expresses skepticism of the tenure of Stephen Poloz. I sympathize with their cynicism, but think Poloz is a really great economist, so I'm hoping for the best.

Marginal Revolution highlights the prevalence and efficacy of private schools in developing countries. This is relevant here because it's important to remember that the United States is merely one set of conditions that can come to exist from a given set of policy outcomes. That is, if the USA's private education market expanded, we might also see many favorable results. Supporters of public education too often dwell on the negatives.

I found this report about as ground-breaking as the recent stories about how milk curdles when you leave it on the counter and that 2+2 still equals 4.

I humbly direct your attention to a man who is pushing himself to increasingly impressive levels of physical fitness, and who - thanks to his YouTube channel - has graciously agreed to bring the rest of us along for the ride. Looking for some new workout ideas? Start with this one: