- heads roll at top of Turkey’s military in latest purge | Turkey’s 16th of April referendum will pave the way for authoritarianism
- great piece on Macron’s recent economic policies | French expatriates and foreign Francophiles
- Italy will be the EU’s third power once the UK leaves | the uniqueness of Italian internal divergence
- attempts to shut down free speech will no longer be tolerated, at least at Claremont McKenna | when is speech violence?
- cool science stuff is gonna happen soon | what makes it science?
Around the Web: Rand Paul’s Foreign Policy Speech Edition
- The text is here (he gave it at the Center for the National Interest, an old Nixon project)
- Maggie Haberman gives a us a glimpse of how the Beltway views it
- Zach Beauchamp gives us a taste of how the wonky Left views it
- The libertarian view is served up by Conor Friedersdorf
- Daniel Larison, PhD historian, reps the conservative view
I already know what the neoconservatives are going to say. Same goes with those on the socialist Left. I think everybody knows what they are going to say and that, in a nutshell, explains why the neoconservatives are becoming as marginal in contemporary debates as the socialists.
Around the Web
- Conor Friedersdorf has a great piece in the Atlantic about defending the stay-at-home mom.
- In the New York Times there is a great read about how Mexican drug cartels earn their billions of dollars (via @MarketUrbanism)
- F.A. Hayek on why he was not a conservative. Good stuff on the confusion in the US about the term ‘liberal’, too. I recommend reading the book from which this article was excerpted,
tooalso (the word ‘too’ has been used too many times).
- The Economics of Outsourcing.
Around the Web
Co-editor Fred Foldvary on the Buffet Misrule.
Mona Eltahaway, an Egyptian-American columnist who was detained and sexually assaulted by Egyptian security forces during the uprisings, writes about Why They Hate Us.
In the Atlantic, Conor Friedersdorf explains how student debt forgiveness is just another subsidy to the rich.
Will Wilkinson, writing in the Economist, on how Fair is Fair.
Links From Around the Web
Co-editor Fred Foldvary on the destruction of the Libertarian Party.
Newest member of the consortium, Warren Gibson, writes in the Freeman about GDP.
Ninos Malek on associating in peace.
Jacques Delacroix questions Ron Paul’s credibility.
And writing over in the Atlantic, Conor Friedersdorf celebrates the failed boycott attempts of Rush Limbaugh’s show.
I just started school today, so if you don’t hear from me for a while, you now know why. Have a great spring!
Some Great Links From Around the Web
A fascinating blog post on Indian domestic politics and foreign policy by a Ph.D. student living in New Delhi and studying at Jawaharlal Nehru University.
Alex Warren, a journalist with extensive experience in the Middle East, writes about Libya’s decentralization.
“The Current Models Have Nothing to Say.” That is economist Robert Higgs’s analysis of modern, orthodox economics.
Might regionalism help solve Central America’s woes? Be sure to check out the rest of the blog, by Seth Kaplan, too.
Conor Friedersdorf of the Atlantic has a penetrating look at the logic of a drug warrior (h/t Brian Aitken)
Co-editor Fred Foldvary, writing in the Progress Report, explains that value is subjective. This is an important concept when it comes to understanding economics.