Matt Mitchell of the Mercatus Center notes
the bad news from the Fraser Institute and their most
recent report on the Economic
Freedom of the World. Based on 2009 data, your United States slipped
badly, now in tenth place. The video at right (no, your
right) shows how the measure has
risen and fallen over the past few decades.
Earlier this year, Mercatus measured economic, social, and personal freedoms in the 50 states. New Hampshire was number one—woohoo!—but with the overall trend for the country, that could be like bragging about being the tallest building in Wichita, Kansas.
Your humble blogger contributed to the WSJ's Best of the Web
Today yesterday. This headline to a Boston Globe article:
Harvard Connection Could Aid, Hinder Warrenmade its occasional "Out on a Limb" category.
Steve Martin provides
Oscar-hosting advice to Eddie Murphy. Sample:
People always say it's a disgrace that neither you nor I have ever won an Oscar, but they're just being correct.
Might not be everyone's cup of tea, but I thought this was pretty funny,
a bad-lipreading of Rick Perry's campaign ad.