January 13, 2013 Leave a comment
You probably saw stuff about lead causing crime a week or two ago, but did any of the commentary try to link this back to the lead-based Roman-Empire-downfall theories? (I didn’t see anyone bring this up, but admittedly didn’t look that hard.)
PostLibertarian calls everyone out on selective tax cut syndrome.
I’m not the only one annoyed by modern straw wrappers.
Is the Basel Accord just disintegrating on the sly?
Charles Rowley explains what happens if the debt ceiling isn’t increased. Hint: the answer isn’t ‘default’. Unless of course the Obama administration decides to try to default, for some reason.
Jonathan Adler also explains that hitting the ceiling doesn’t mean default. And, that what really happens is that the Obama admin. will have to prioritize spending. Thus, my Split The Difference idea is actually a moderate, centrist compromise from this baseline course. I really don’t see why it’s not catching on or why #SplitTheDiff isn’t trending. Seriously.