Monday, February 17, 2003


To make up for my lack of bloggic inspiration over the last few days, I thought I’d post links to the best of recent posts on other people’s blogs.

Julian gives another characteristically dense (as in thick with insight, not thick-headed) defense of key libertarian ideas; specifically, the distinction between “the good” and “the right,” and the virtue of simplicity in moral and legal rules.

Amy’s really been on the job lately, making a series of great posts over the last couple of weeks. Here are two longish-but-worth-it samples: a discussion of how the loss of personal responsibility leads to regulation of personal lifestyles by way of moral hazard, and a compilation of evidence of feminism hijacked by feminists. I also liked her snarky letter of recommendation for a creationist.

Juan Non-Volokh of the Volokh Conspiracy explains why reducing the number of SUV’s on the road would probably not reduce our reliance on oil from the Middle East -- indeed, it would probably increase it. The short version: the first oil wells to shut down are the highest cost oil wells. Guess what: the highest cost oil wells are located in the United States, North Sea, etc., not the Middle East.

Finally, here is a great list of insults and brickbats from One Girl’s Life. My favorite: "How about never? Is never good for you?" Thanks to Mark Kleiman for the pointer.

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