URLs du Jour


  • Harvard economist Jeffrey Miron has a brief and persuasive essay at (of all places) CNN in favor of drug legalization. It receives the coveted Pun Salad Read the Whole Thing Award for today.

    Would legal drugs cause problems? Sure. But the problems of liberty are always preferable to the problems of prohibition.

  • This study from the Mercatus Center at George Mason University ranks New Hampshire as one of the freest states in the country, in a virtual tie with Colorado and South Dakota. Unfortunately, although the study was just released last month, their evaluations were as of 2006; our state government has been hard at work since then …

  • In the same state-comparison game, the American Legislative Exchange Council has released "Rich States, Poor States", a ranking of current economic performance and economic outlook for the states. Here, New Hampshire does OK on "economic performance", in 19th place; unfortunately, it ranks a dismal 37th place for "economic outlook", mainly as a result of our wacky tax structure.

  • Discuss amongst yourselves: is Tsutomu Yamaguchi the luckiest person in the world, ever, or the unluckiest? Myself, I can see it either way.

  • And in our occasional series: Aieeee, we're all gonna die!

  • Note to self: don't fall for a too-good story. (Original post also corrected.)

Last Modified 2009-03-26 6:30 PM EDT