Archive for December, 2012

Happy New Year!

Here’s hoping that your New Year is filled with love and tranquillity.

Read The Comments

I’ve made a New Year resolution to spend more time reading comments on blogs, particularly the economic wonk type of blogs. Here’s a couple of examples of maybe getting better thought or at least more clarity of thought from commenters (is it commenters or commentators?). On Saturday, Marginal Revolution had a post based on a […]

Toyota Falls To The Tort Bar

Score another one for the tort lawyers. Toyota Motor Corp. agreed to pay about $1.1 billion to settle a class-action lawsuit stemming from complaints of unintended acceleration in its vehicles that soured its reputation for quality and undermined its sales globally. If you’re unfamiliar with the circumstances that led to this payout, here is a brief […]

No Guns In Manhattan

You may or may not have seen this, but I found one item fascinating. A newspaper in New York has received a wave of criticism from its readers after publishing the names and addresses of all of the individuals with handgun or pistol permits in its coverage area. I won’t opine except to note that […]

Fiscal Cliff Realities

Well Christmas Day is winding down and you know what that means, yep back into the fiscal cliff mania tomorrow morning. Turn on Squawk Box in the morning and you can bet the lead story is going to be whether the politicians are all flocking back to Washington to clean up the mess or sitting […]

A Different Take On Ebenezer Scrooge

Via Greg Mankiw here is a rather unconventional Christmas thought. And by the way, have a very Merry Christmas and a blessed and prosperous New Year.

Fewer Lawyers – Dream On

While I’m recommending good posts, let me point you to Point of It’s a fun site where lawyers seem to come together to discuss current issues. I’ve not been to it enough to categorically call it a conservative or libertarian site, but it does seem to tend in that direction. I’ll let you decide […]