He should try theology

From Cafe Hayek:

Economics is haunted by more fallacies than any other study known to man. This is no accident. The inherent difficulties of the subject would be great enough in any case, but they are multiplied a thousandfold by a factor that is insignificant in, say, physics, mathematics or medicine – the special pleading of selfish interests.


Some links:

* The Curse of Motivational Speaking, which curse being that it doesn’t actually change anybody, and prevents them from listening to the stuff that does.
* Viral video leads to university president resignation. Apparently, he was allergic to the words “free college.”
* Civilization
* Immigration, and Red-headed property.
* Compulsory voting?
* Divorced from God? Doug Wilson says, “Prove it!”
* Matt Waymeyer on the continuing spiritual hope of Israel. One could wish he would write with the same biblical perception and clarity on the subject of continuing function of spiritual gifts.
* Personals. The author at Outer Life shares a few traits with me, including a poor ability to modify reality without irony.

From Pseudo-Polymath:

* German court declares circumcision illegal. Two views, sympathetic, and unsympathetic (to the circumcision party, that is).
* When I was at OCS, my platoon sergeant thought it would be funny to give the little guy a 240B machine gun. I didn’t think it was all that funny. In fact, I was tempted to complain. Now, I’m just glad he didn’t make me carry this.
* Everybody’s got an Economic Crush, don’t they? Currently, I’m geeking out on Adam Smith.
* A bird of prey gets goosed.
*Okay, maybe weapons safety is an oxymoron after all.
* New research indicates that the zombie apocalypse is rabies.
* Gospel: the only answer for pornography. My experience was that pornography was a replacement, not for sex, but for worship.

Enough for now?

Supply Side Abortion Control

Do I detect a bias?

Three thoughts:

  1. This strikes me as the more reasonable route to go. Literally, the very least we can do is insist that abortion clinics hold to the highest standards for cleanliness and informed consent.
  2. It seems as though this approach might actually reduce the number of abortions, which may be what’s got the author of the article in such a dither.
  3. This is by no means what is indicated by the term “Supply Side Economics”>

Interesting Fact of the Day: Obese Outnumber Hungry, “Excess Nutrition” Kills More Than Hunger.

Interesting Fact of the Day: Obese Outnumber Hungry, “Excess Nutrition” Kills More Than Hunger..

There’s an interesting idea: instead of subsidizing farmers, subsidize farming products, kind of like a negative sales tax for food products. That’d tweak the market!