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Reading P3 and mt I got stuck at …economics makes grandiose claims to be the science of collective behavior, or even the science of collective happiness. Yet it dismisses any philosophically interesting aspects of these questions in favor of counting dollar-denominated transactions. Nevertheless, it claims for itself a unique position among the sciences, as the…

Ozone regs

According to the Economist: Barack Obama socked it to the left on September 2nd, by backtracking on a new rule to mitigate air pollution. As proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)–a hate object to many Republicans–the rule would have reduced ambient ozone, a toxic gas created by power-plant emissions and exhaust fumes, to less…

Tim Worstall has written a book, and not only that, he sent me a copy to review. So I have. And this is it.

Some fairly random thoughts on the budget. * VAT up to 20%: excellent. Calculating 17.5% was always so tedious. Score: +1. * Child benefit and public sector pay will be frozen – for no clear reason we (as in, our family) get child benefit, which seems silly. The Economist wanted to means test it, but…