Daily Archive: August 23, 2010


Beer blogging: Chimay “Red”

I’m not sure this is the best approach to “beer blogging”, but I thought I’d  post something about my current favorite beers, the three Chimay ales. The Chimay “red” was available at the LCBO...


The Demand-Driven Prestige Racket

The Washington Monthly’s college rankings issue is an excellent read, and I hope their list of dropout factories generates an appropriate level of heartburn for crummy administrators (their list of top community colleges is...


Will blog for food

Jonathan Strong has an interesting piece on the sometimes-fuzzy line between blogging and paid political advocacy. I think there’s quite a difference between getting paid by an ideological organization to blog (this is hardly...


“The Great Ghastly Rand”

NR’s latest on Ayn Rand is quite good. As a side note, I’m glad to know I’m not the only one who enjoyed The Fountainhead a lot more than Atlas Shrugged.


The Language Legislature

Friedrich Hayek famously suggested that we could improve on representative democracy by separating state powers in yet another way. There should be two legislatures, he said — one for crafting the general rules incumbent...