URLs du Jour


  • Harvard Econ Prof Greg Mankiw is not above a little parody:
    From the Associated Press (with some light editing):

    Pfuffnick's Nobel Economics Prize triumph hailed by many

    LONDON -- The surprise choice of first-year grad student Quintus Pfuffnick for the Nobel Prize in Economics drew praise from much of the world Friday even as many pointed out the youthful economist has not yet published anything in scholarly journals.

    The new PhD candidate was hailed for his willingness to tackle difficult problems, his commitment to improving the economic system, and his goal of bringing efficiency and equality into harmony.

    Instapundit collects more links and quotes. It's a funny old world.

  • Speaking of which, Iowahawk has obtained President Obama's official notice from the Nobel Peace Player's Club Selection Committee.

  • P. J. O'Rourke content at the Weekly Standard, reviewing a Pete Seeger biography. It even has relevance to the above items, containing, as it does, the phrase:
    … the sharing, caring, lame-o lefty mind omelet that spreads mood-poisoning to the masses.
    As they said in Airplane II: "Yes, we're familiar with it."