Frost on traditionalism.
I’ve been trying to figure out a way to buy Greece’s debt because I don’t believe Greece will be allowed to default. Megan McArdle points to the common wisdom. Unfortunately, no one is talking about what the costs of actually bailing Greece out will be – those costs are harder to imagine and more theoretical, so they’ll probably just be ignored.
Auster starts a conversation that needs to be had. If someone beats Obama, the shit will hit the fan.
Al Fin on literacy rates and the Flynn Effect.
A change of heart on free trade and an intersting proposal:
This suggests that a variable tariff should be introduced based on per capita GDP difference between the two countries, to ensure wage parity. With suitable allowances to prevent cheating by poor countries using rich ones as an intermediary to evade the tariff.
More on Nietzsche from Alt Right.
Sonic Charmer on teenagers as royalty. Obviously, I object to the suggestion that royals are not held responsible for their actions (compared to modern politicians, especially). Nevertheless, I’ve often written on how the modern conception of "freedom" corresponds to the old fashioned conception of what it meant to be a child.
After Matthew Yglesias got beat up by diversity, he lamented the fact that the area in which he was beaten up was not denser – he believes density reduces crime. Unfortunately, this theory seems to be wrong.