2014-02-12

Some Links

I don't know if it's a faux pas to do this sort of post multiple times per week, but there's a lot of interesting stuff out there.

There is evidence of liquid water - or something like it - on Mars.

Not yet time for Austrian-School I-told-you-so's, but a US economic recovery appears to come with the potential for asset bubbles. For my part, I wonder if it's just the way we've grown accustomed to talking about economics nowadays. At any given point in time, there is always an over-priced asset and an under-priced asset. I am not sure it's useful to call the one a bubble and the other a burst. In other words, when are disequilibria simply disequilibria? Why does everything have to be systemic?

Doubtless you've already seen this excellent George Selgin post on truth and individuality, but I'm linking to it anyway.

Another one you must have already seen: Bryan Caplan on "The Futility of Quarreling When There Is No Surplus To Divide." The example is dating, but I think the principle holds true for ideological differences in general.

If your life's been touched by myeloma, or even if it hasn't, here is Nick Van Dyk on successful treatments, parts one, two, and three.

The Washington Post, and indeed the data itself, catches up with my heroin prediction.

Crocodiles can climb trees. The day they decide to take over, there will be no hope for the human race.