- Are you a concerned citizen who supports Occupy and/or the Tea Party? "GIMBY [Government In My BackYard] doesn’t try to tell the whole story of American government. It encourages people to learn about the agencies and issues that matter in their lives." Check it out.
- The Economist on the self-centered attendees at Davos (short version: "we're all special and the world should cater to us") and a very good survey of what the Nordic countries are getting right (mostly) and wrong.
- "Government welfare creates its own demand" and other truths from Down Under. The Dutch, btw, are FAR harder on
government-taxpayer-funded schemes that the US or Australian governments.
- An exploration of libertarian paternalism by Cass Sunstein (Mr. Nudge)
- An interesting analysis [pdf] of poor farming practices in Africa and sales pitch for the importation of S. American talent.