Thursday, January 26, 2012

Some posts to read and my reading list ...

Here's links I think are worth reading:

An open letter to University students

Debate over SOPA - people talking reasonably - note: I completely agree with Mankiw.

Krugman inconsistencies.  Not surprising.

As far as books: 

I've recently read:
Notes from a Small Island by Bill Bryson
The Confession by John Grisham
The Lincoln Lawyer by Connelly (I liked the book but haven't seen the movie - is it worth seeing?)
The Defended (- biography of Minute Bol)
ESPN The Uncensored History (dated but good)

In progress or in the queue:
Keynes vs. Hayek: The Clash that Defined Modern Economics.  I'm reading this now.
11/22/63 by Stephen King: Also reading this now.
Race Against the Machine (in queue)
Thinking Fast and Slow (in queue)
Posner (The Crisis of Capitalist Democracy)

I've got time on the tube to read, so hopefully I can get these read in the next month or so.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Am I the only one who thinks this is a good thing?

Congress passes fewest bills on record

The fewer times Congress is imposing new laws, the better, in my opinion.  Name the last time you said: "Wow, I'm so grateful for this new law - it's superb!"  I can't come up with it either.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

When gambling is OK ...

Story here

I find it odd that the same politicians who will oppose making it easier for consenting adults to place a wager on poker over the internet are excited about the lottery.  And this is because some proceeds go to subsidize older citizens.

Why can't we legally play poker on the internet, then?


Friday, January 6, 2012

Not many posts in next couple of months ...

I am leading a study abroad group in London for the next four months. Because of that, I won't have time to post that often. We are posting about our family's adventures at