Tyler Cowen thinks that it would be better if states had a disincentive to catch and punish prisoners. Clearly, he lives in Virginia and not in DC. He probably only comes into DC for Ethiopian food and then congratulates himself on his openness to diversity.
Ferdinand is starting a new project, which sounds great. I wonder if he wants a book reviewer . . .
I wrote about reactionary pessimism a couple days ago. Don Colacho says, "The Church’s function is not to adapt Christianity to the world, nor even to adapt the world to Christianity; her function is to maintain a counterworld in the world." I think that’s a good summary of the point I was trying to make about reactionaries. All we do is maintain a counterworld.
Matthew Yglesias lists possible reasons why education reforms can’t work: "Say it’s true that we don’t know how to make schools better. That could be for two reasons. One is that it’s an epistemological problem—we have no idea what makes a school effective. Another is that it’s impossible—learning outcomes are all about parenting and schools are irrelevant." Can you think a possible third reason?
The picture and caption from this Keoni Galt post made me laugh.
Speaking of GBFM, he’s on a roll in this comment section – don’t miss the GBFM approved spellings of butthex.