Wednesday, August 06, 2008


  • Obama wants to tax (i.e., reduce) the production of and subsidise (i.e., increase) the demand for oil. People, this is not hard: reducing the supply of or increasing the demand for a good, ceteris paribus, means the price will increase. Encouraging both as a plan to ease higher prices should be a sign of insanity (or political prowess).
  • What's the big deal? We weren't using the Fourth Amendment anyway.
  • Oooh! LHC is sexy (in a sciency sort of way)
  • An interesting video explaining why, even if you are 100% innocent, you should never talk to the police (HT: Bruce Schneier)
  • I agree with Perry's comment at the end of this blog post, but it won't be long before it is considered anti-social
  • More significant than the iPhone?? How dare you say such things!
  • The food industry, in an effort to avoid dealing with a problem itself, calls for more regulation. "More important than the financial loss is the loss of consumer confidence," says an industry representative. Well, getting consumers confident in your product is a cost you should have to bear. Calling for government to regulate makes you sound noble, but it has the added "benefit," I'm sure, of pushing out marginal competitors.
  • Don't think that raising the minimum wage had no part is bringing this and this about

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