Daily Archive: March 26, 2010


A few books that have made me

This is more for my own satisfaction than the edification of our readers, but I can’t let a great meme go to waste. I tried for the ‘gut instinct’ approach, but that left me...


Sin Taxes and the Welfare State

In the comments to E.D.’s post on a hypothetical tax on alcohol, Michael Drew writes: A significant portion of the negative externalities come in the form of medical costs from DUI and long-term disease,...


Math should be uncanny.

When I read E.D.’s piece on maybe teaching less math in elementary school, I figure that since I studied math in college and still do some recreational math, I should have something to say...


Against sin taxes and soft prohibition

"An oppressive government is more to be feared than a tiger, or a beer." ~ Confucius Matt Yglesias and Mark Kleiman both think that taxing beer at much higher rates is a good idea....

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