More interesting nuggets for your Wednesday:
Did you know that Fairhope, AL was founded as a Georgist experiment and landholding remains governed largely by the Fairhope Single Tax Corporation today?
Compare brackets with the candidates: Obama, McCain, and the Clintons have both talked about their brackets, but I can’t seem to find them. Meanwhile, Obama calls on Hillary to release her brackets [satire]. My brackets, meanwhile are in shambles thanks to the early exit of UConn and Duke.
Words of wisdom from Tyler Cowen on reliability and fact-checking in media, new and old.
Are you being followed? Probably not, but look at shoes instead of faces and take it slow.
A deluxe ticket to Heaven for $16?
Turning humans into salamanders–yes, it’s a good thing.
Contrary to popular opinion, you can get all of the WSJ Online for free. Very similar to the NYT link generator for blogs that allows one to circumvent their paywall as well. So, how are these and other papers getting away with charging for content at all? Call it a tax on the lazy, ignorant or wealthy or call it what the economists call it: price discrimination. I refuse to pay for online content as a general rule (except sometimes in the case of ads:), which is why I picked up on “url hacking” (of which the WSJ and NYT workarounds are approved and glorified forms) several years ago, but some folks’ have such a high opportunity cost for whatever reason that they would rather pay than bother with finding shortcuts.
More: I neglected to note the passing of one of the founders of great science fiction, Arthur C. Clarke. My favorite Clark quote: “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”
Also, if you’re looking for a dog, please consider rescuing a Dog in Danger! Via fellow dog lover The Agitator, who along with the Agitatrix and Jacob, I met for drinks when I was up in DC at the fabulous back bar at EatBar. Good times (if all too brief) and good beers. And yes, I believe I used or at least thought about using the line: “Like the fella says: ‘Sometimes you eat the bar, and, well, sometimes he eats you.”":)
More to come later, including this week’s edition of Warblin’ Wednesdays.