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May 31, 2007

Strike uneconomical laws

If the Supreme Court can strike down laws as unconstitutional,
why shouldn’t the Council of Economic Advisers be able to strike
down laws as “uneconomical”?

-- Bryan Caplan, The Myth of the Rational Voter: Why Democracies Choose Bad Policies.

May 28, 2007

Slope: slippery or greasy ?

Slippery slope arguments should be avoided unless
there is proof that the slope is greased.

-- Richard Thaler

See also Ethics of Captology [PDF]

May 2, 2007

Metal: know your genre

Brian Posehn - Metal By Numbers