Hat tip to Donald Boudreaux, I was pleased to discover that the University of Chicago Press is offering a free Dierdre McCloskey ebook. I have been meaning to add her books to my library, so this is a highly fortuitous opportunity.
Joseph Salerno and George Selgin are at it again. On the one hand, they are getting deep into the economic minutia. On the other hand, it has been so long since the Ludwig von Mises Institute put anything worthwhile on their blog that I am happy that at least some of the discussion doesn't suck.
I am always amazed by how many books Tyler Cowen claims to read. I was relieved to note that he once admitted to not finishing many of these books. I'm not going to dig up the blog post on which he acknowledged that, but still, it's nice to know. I am acquainted with many people who appear to be far more prolific readers than they actually are. I'm lucky if I can read five books a year, but I typically select from big-boy shelf. (If you're curious, I'm currently working my way through the last four books of Aristotle's Ethics.)
Any report that combines Ancient Egypt with paleo-astronomy is bound to make the imagination explode. For that reason, I enjoyed reading this article this morning.
My latest contribution to the Ludwig von Mises Institute of Canada's blog rather idiosyncratically recounts a recent experience I had at the airport.