11.28.2011

Lazy Linking, 61st in an Occasional Series




What I liked lately on the Internets:

61.1. Why law schools should pay students to quit.

61.2. While I'm for spending cuts and tax increases, and not just spending cuts, I'd like there to be far more spending cuts than tax increases, and here's why - "Raising taxes is not like earning more income; it’s more like visiting the ATM." Speaking of which, Keith Hennessey describes how Congressional Republicans now agree with my position, and what that means for political messaging.

61.3. The dessert version of turducken. [Hat tip: Marginal Revolution.]

61.4. David Brooks again shines a light on why our current political dysfunction is so problematic.

61.5. I don't begrudge Big Pharma making beaucoup bucks on their drugs in the same way I don't begrudge athletes making huge salaries - in both cases, the big winners represent a tiny sliver of all the initial entrants. Speaking of which, Adam Ozimek discusses why we shouldn't penalize the highest fliers among us.

61.6. Original sketches from the creator of many of Macintosh's icons. [Hat tip: kottke.org.]

61.7. Whether you believe in man-made climate change or not, remember that the best way to help the poorest among us who are affected by extreme weather is to help them become richer.

61.8. Subsidies for alternative energy to wean us off fossil fuels - good idea or boondoggle. Discuss. The Economist did.

61.9. Proof that love truly exists - your partner isn't the optimal amalgam of your preferences, but rather something entirely different and better.

61.10. Liu Bolin has disappeared again. But now we can see how he does it!

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