Fans of baseball and grammar have one less thing to worry
about today. (Via Language Log.)
If (a) you're in favor in "net neutrality" and (b) you're at least
semi-receptive to free market arguments, then you should check out
"Dumb Pipes, a Dumb Idea: Net
Neutrality as 21st Century Socialism" by Clyde Wayne Crews.
It might change your mind.
What are you most worried about: (a) the current economic crisis; (b)
government efforts to "do something" about the current economic crisis?
If your answer is (a), you might want to check out:
WSJ editorial on Rep Barney Franks' efforts to effectively
of dollars from the pockets of people who made responsible financial
decisions to the pockets of those who … didn't;
Steve Chapman on the same;
analysis by Arnold Kling on the current housing bill's
efforts to bail out homebuilders
who speculated unwisely on ever-rising housing prices.
Pundits have been braying that the subprime mortgage crisis demonstrates the failure of private markets and the need for more regulation. They say that the crisis is a reminder of why we need more government intervention, not less. The housing bill is a reminder of the opposite.So true. (And a sage commenter sagely comments: "Note that when we want to bail them out, they're not developers. They're homebuilders.")
- this WSJ editorial on Rep Barney Franks' efforts to effectively transfer billions of dollars from the pockets of people who made responsible financial decisions to the pockets of those who … didn't;