Wrong Way Down a One-Way Street

Can I just say that this is a lot of insanity? The incoming French president is already restoring the 60-year retirement age for many workers. Down from a whopping 62. Look, I guess we’d all like to retire at 60. In fact, I’m doing my best to achieve this goal personally. I have no problem…

On Buying Elections

Noah sends an interesting article on the influence of money in the Wisconsin recall election. The basic claim is that money can’t have mattered all that much given that (a) this was essentially a rematch between the same two candidates running in the regularly-scheduled election and (b) it had more or less the same outcome.…

Misleading since 1976

Mother Jones would like you to believe a lot of things, and one of them is that Scott Walker’s funding advantage entirely owes to out-of-state donors. Here’s the chart they provide: See? Walker’s pie is a lot bigger, AND the lion’s share of his money comes from out of state. I think we’re meant to…

Fun isn’t What it used to be

JMR Higgs isn’t the first person to notice that The Illumnatus! Trilogy and Atlas Shrugged are both novels with cult followings among undergraduates. He’s probably not the first person to blog about his “discovery” either. But his is the blog entry that Noah sends, so it’s what I have to work with. In it, he…

Voting for Law

Today is the day that Scott Walker faces his recall election in Wisconsin. Here’s hoping for a healthy margin of victory. I don’t really have any feelings about Scott Walker one way or the other, I just strongly feel that people who subvert the legislative system should not be rewarded for it. Predictably, lefty blogs…