1. My thoughts on l’affaire Juan Williams.
4. Hope I am wrong about this, but I really think that Marisol Valles is going to need a lot more than “principles and values” in order to be a successful police chief in Mexico.
5. Good point–comme d’habitude–by Dan Mitchell: Big Government ought to worry you no matter who is in charge.
6. All hail Tyler Cowen, indeed! But shouldn’t Bernard Mandeville’s The Fable of the Bees–one of the many books on my bookshelf demanding that I read both volumes of it before I die of old age–be part of this list?
7. I like “comparing pears, and a thrilling chess game”, myself.