URLs du Jour (6/2/2005)

  • Jane Galt has a short article containing an insightful point about poor countries:

    The appalling poverty of Sri Lanka or Mozambique is not some bizarre aberration that can be tracked to a cause we can cure. We are the aberration; Sri Lanka and Mozambique are the normal state of human history.

    This reminds me of how I was struck in reading some of Thomas Sowell's books of how much of our current fortune is the product of blind and dumb luck. (Sure, hard work as well. But poor societies work hard too.)

  • Ronald Coleman makes a point about "free speech on the Internet" that's an oldie but a goodie. (Via Instapundit)