Saturday, 16 January 2010

Interesting blog bits

Fun for the weekend.
  1. Mark Perry points out that Higher Education Is Failing Men, Not Women.
  2. Brian Monteith suggest we See beyond glass to get Smith's house in order. It would be a pity, and ironic, if Adam Smith's house could not be used for the sort of discussions he used to hold in it, just because of modern-day bureaucracy.
  3. Michael Enriquez notes that Fed Chairman Bernanke Chosen as Time Magazine's Person of the Year. For good or bad Bernanke had a big effect in 2009.
  4. John Cassidy interviews John Cochrane. The real Chicago is about thinking hard and arguing with evidence.
  5. John Cassidy also interviews Eugene Fama. The man who promulgated the efficient markets hypothesis.
  6. Arnold Kling on Market Failure. Kling want to propose a new definition of market failure.
  7. Freakonoimcs on When Radio Kills. During the 1994 Rwandan genocide, Radio Télévision Libre des Mille Collines (RTLM) broadcast anti-Tutsi propaganda and called for violence against Tutsis, which many experts believe significantly contributed to the violence.
  8. Kristian Niemietz asks Should private schools be nationalised? After all, an invasion of South Korea by North Korea would not spread the South’s prosperity northwards, but the North’s misery southwards.
  9. John Yaylor gives us More on "Too Low For Too Long". Much continues to be written about whether interest rates were too low for too long in the period 2003-2005 .
  10. Liberty Scott says Pity Haiti and the Vatican's hypocrisy. If ever there was a country that long needed rule of law,a culture of reason and respect for individual liberty and property rights, and the end of kleptocratic violent government, it would be Haiti.

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