The Real Links
December 7, 2011 1 Comment
I totally punk’d y’all with that other post where I made like I wasn’t gonna link to anybody. What? You believed that? Psssh.
Some posts around the Postosphere™ that I found worth reading (or at least, stealthily putting a yellow star next to in Google Reader before ‘getting back to work’):
- Synthetic Assets: Failure is the only sure path to a safer financial system. So, so right.
- Dafydd ab Hugh on the left’s (feigned) belief in static economics.
- David Henderson finds Alan Greenspan calling Dodd-Frank unimplementable. Of course it is, if you believe in the rule of law and (accordingly) sane, clear regulation with a specific purpose. But if you just want ‘more regulation’ because you think ‘regulation’ is fungible, and like the idea of having more rules in place that could allow the government to arbitrarily arrest anyone at any time, I reckon Dodd-Frank is just as good as any other financial regulation.
- Of course, when I say financial regulations make anyone arrestible at any time, I’m not talking about important Smart People such as Hank Paulson.
- The 57,000 Page Tax Return.
- Bryan Caplan recommends a study on How Elite Firms Hire. Short version: contra moi, you really need Ivies and sports. Which seemed to ring true per my observations. Especially if that sport was something that I believe is called ‘la cross’ (sp?) and involves what appears to be a sort of bug-catching device.
- Brian Doherty, Perhaps a Babysitting Co-Op is Not the Best Model for a National Economy?. You don’t say.
- Steve Sailer says one of the most widely overlooked cognitive flaws in the media is assuming that ignorance is smart. Interesting.