17 Oct 2012

Anything but water

  1. Why 2x4s are not 2 by 4 inches (not, surprisingly, related to a fear of the metric system!)

  2. Iceland threw bankers in prison. Now their economy is growing. Why not in the US and EU? (Oh, and don't forget the link between too cheap water and financial disasters!)

  3. Government "job centers" are a joke but don't worry: Bureaucrats are great at creating more bureaucratic jobs. Is the private sector always awesome? No -- turns out that "peer-benchmarked" CEO salaries do not compare apples-to-apples.

  4. Plans for starting a "Charter City" in Honduras -- a capitalist haven with light regulation and strong rule-of-law -- move two steps forward, one step back. Now it's time for details. (I know Strong.)

  5. There's not only no sign that we're reducing carbon emissions, projections indicate that new coal plants coming online, worldwide, will have four times the capacity of the entire capacity of existing US coal plants. Wow.