1. At LEAST 90% of bike accidents could be prevented if riders simply bought a car like a normal person, instead of this crazy sanctimonious virtue signalling.
2. I have noticed this problem more and more. Many people have told me that Prof. MacLean has "refuted" all of the evidence that she just made stuff up. No. In fact, all she did was rebut it, and that only by saying things like, "My critics are bullies."
3. Third Eye Fine. Or so the beetles say.
4. Truthiness, 10 years after.
5. Introduction to emergent order. And then It's a Wonderful Loaf.
6. Malls with husband pods. And everybody is a little happier.
7. This has got to be the Onion. Though, the guy looks pretty tired, and I can see why.
8. Sam Harris did a podcast with Yale's Nicholas Christakis. And Prof. Christakis brought up the research of Kevin M. Munger, the "NYU Grad student" mentioned. The paper discussed in the podcast is here. Here is some discussion in the Atlantic.
9. LuckyToken Lottery. Da blockchain rulz.
10. Our favorite headlines. Hard to beat that one. Perhaps had been listening to that Shooter Jennings' "Manifesto #1": "Get out of that skirt. But leave them high heels on..."
11. Okay, so YOU guys pretend to be cops, and YOU guys pretend to be drug dealers. It'll be great, because apparently there is not enough REAL crime to keep us busy. In one of the least safe places in the U.S.
12. My Duke colleague Peter Feaver is a voice of reason. First he was a voice of reason at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Then on Trevor Noah's show. (Fixed. thanks, commenter!)
13. GOOGLE should change it's motto to "Do no stupid," and then follow that motto. But, no.
14. On Ken Burns' "Vietnam."
15. Williams College and its craven administration are leading the way toward the American Cultural Revolution. Shameful.
16. "No more research is necessary. We know everything." It was wrong when they said that to Copernicus. It's wrong to say that now to Swedish universities.
17. A discussion of the work and contributions of Gordon Tullock. Boettke, Levy, Kurrild-Klitgaard, Munger.
18. Why is there corn in our gas tanks?
19. Sweden once again shows that libertarian DIRECTION is the right policy.
20. But....but.... but, Gorsuch!
21. WalMart Nation?
22. Trump and the "Regulatory State."
23. Pumpkin Spicer not really finding a job.
24/ Brendan Nyhan on informal rules. David Hume through Douglass North.
The grand lagniappe: a (the?) vintage Fluffer-nutter commercial. Why do we even HAVE a government, if stuff like this can happen? With thanks to all those who found it funny that I had not heard of peanut butter and marshmallow fluff sandwiches growing up. But especially to David Pinto, who sent me this damned earworm.