- Comment on Rand Unbound, Part 8 by Kevin Carson. Kevin Carson, Comments for Austro-Athenian Empire (2010-02-09).
"we know that they would buy roughly the same *kind* of goods." Well, sure. But the old USSR manufactured the same *kind* of goods in general terms: refrigerators, cars, TVs, microwaves, furniture, housing, etc. The question was whether, in any particular case, a given good was the most efficient use…(Linked Wednesday 2010-02-10.)
- You Gotta Keep the Devil Way Down in a Hole. Jesse Walker: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts. (2010-02-10). “Still upset over the devilish connotations of Mount Diablo, an Oakley man has again petitioned a federal agency to rename Contra Costa County’s signature peak. This time he wants to rename the 3,849-foot-high mountain for the 40th president of the United States — Ronald Wilson Reagan….” Well. I say potato, you say potahto…. (Linked Wednesday 2010-02-10.)
- Nevada State Prison could be closed to save money. Nevada Prison Watch (2010-02-10). Here’s hoping it’ll be the first of many. (Linked Wednesday 2010-02-10.)
- The Bipartisan Corporate State. Jesse Walker, Jesse Walker: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts. (2010-02-10).
Tim Carney's column today is about the career of Dan Coats, the senator turned lobbyist who now wants Indiana voters to return him to the Senate. Here's the lede: Republicans in 2010 have an opportunity to capitalize politically on popular anger with elites in Washington and Wall Street and with…(Linked Wednesday 2010-02-10.)