- The Institute for Humane Studies has a great new website, featuring such useful videos as the one above. (h/t Cafe Hayek)
- Add me to the list of people who, along with Robert Koehler of The Marmot's Hole, believe that South Korea ought to develop its own nuclear weapons program.
- Michael Graham and Michael Rizzo expertly lambaste Boston Mayor Tom Menino's efforts to keep Wal-Mart out of Beantown.
- Anyone who has used a Korean gym has no doubt chuckled at the overweight folks jiggling on those vibrating platforms. Well, you'd better hold your chortles because it turns out that those things - along with tongue scraping and, um, fecal transplants - may actually have health benefits after all.
- Thomas Sowell once said that, in life, there are no solutions, only trade-offs. The city of San Francisco is now learning this lesson first-hand, as efforts to reduce water usage in toilets has led to a shortage of water flowing through the sewage system. The result? A major stink which can only be eliminated by pouring massive amounts of bleach into the system. (h/t Mises Economics Blog)
- The World Day of Social Justice recently came and went, prompting Art Carden to propose a topic for the "perfect liberal arts college paper:"
Fill in the blanks. ‘Everyone has the right to ____________ at the expense of __________.’ Write what you put in the first blank on your right hand and what you put in the second blank on your left hand. Between now and the end of the semester, write a twenty-page essay in which you explain precisely how you propose to see that the rights on your right hand are guaranteed by the people on your left hand.