2016-03-07

Some Links

Sorry, guys. I've been getting some blog hits from this old EconLog comment I wrote back in 2011. That was not my best era of blog commentary, and if I had it to do over again, I would rephrase the comment to something much nicer. I hereby publicly apologize to Arnold Kling, Bryan Caplan, and Lauren Landsburg for having written that comment.

My recent post at Sweet Talk Conversation, a response to Paul Crider on the definition of "rape culture," is by contrast much more charitable, or so I believe.

Speaking of EconLog, David Henderson urges us not to view politicians in a vacuum.

I was linked to this Slate Star Codex post about the irresistible urge to argue on the internet. In my comment, I argue that the solution is to grow up and walk away. Months ago, David Friedman had a much different take on the problem.

This article was number one on my Google News feed, despite the fact that I have no interest in the presidential debates. The article actually says, "It all seems a bit light on substance." No kidding. I guess the media has decided to manufacture interest in the other half of the POTUS side-show?

Photographic evidence, however boring, that Deepika Padukone is in the upcoming XXX sequel. Not quite as good a gig as Priyanka Chopra on Quantico, but you gotta start somewhere. And note that Padukone is a much better actress than Chopra.

The push to force edible insects on the unsuspecting public continues - four million dollars richer.