– Bryan Caplan notes something that I noted a long time ago. Education has lots of benefits once you factor in the intelligence sorting aspects of it.
– Professor Bainbridge thinks we need more cost-benefit analysis. Unfortunately, cost-benefit analysis is a waste of everyone’s time, especially for huge, complex regulations like the ones in the blog post he links to. The whole thing turns into an exercise in wishful thinking. The requirement that federal agencies perform cost-benefit analysis is a perfect example of conservative ideas to restrain the bureaucracy. All they do is make bureaucrats jump through a couple extra hoops. The end result is the same.
– Spandrell on the cheap-chalupaists.
– Tyler Cowen digs up a good article on DC. Despite what it says though, certain skills do help one succeed in DC, they just have nothing to do with one’s abitlity to, you know, govern.
– OneSTDV takes a dig at a typical alt-right blog post. My only defense of the alt-right-osphere is that alt-right thinking is not natural to those of us raised in the modern, progressive dominated world.
– The narrative continues to unravel.
– Will S. rounds up some manosphere arguments against voting. These days, voting is for plebes.