– There have been a lot of car break-ins in my neighborhood. Most of my neighbors consider these to be laws of nature – if you leave something visible in your car (something as insignificant as a pen, for example), your car will get broken into. The Washington Post has a local story on this issue, and I can’t resist quoting the beginning:
David Vines had been arrested almost five dozen times, about half of them for breaking into cars, when he appeared before a D.C. judge in November. He promised to return to the courtroom the next day to continue the hearing.
He never made it: He’d been arrested again, charged with breaking into another car. It was his 59th lockup.
Maybe the 60th time will be the charm. Read the whole thing for an insight into "the cost of living in the city," which I could re-phrase in many less politically correct ways.
– White people are no longer relevant in pop music sales. The new diversity has improved the quality of such music in ways that everyone can clearly see.
– Yglesias argues that equality requires abundance. Interestingly, if Charles Murray is right, it just might be that abundance creates inequality