Saturday, July 10, 2010

Clearing Tabs - Part One

Unemployment Benefits Aren't Stimulus - Arthur Laffer.

The most obvious argument against extending or raising unemployment benefits is that it will make being unemployed either more attractive or less unattractive, and thereby lead to higher unemployment. Empirical research supports this view.

Gallagher is a Paranoid, Right-Wing, Watermelon-Smashing Maniac. 
In which the reviewer deploys stereotypes about the audience to slag a comedian who deploys stereotypes on stage.

Rails Magazine Issue #6.  PDF

Crowdsourcing SEC Petition. Paul Spinrad and the Sustainable Economies Law Center have submitted a petition to the SEC for a de minimis exemption to current securities regulation. They're requesting that crowdfunding and the sale of securities should become legal as long as the total amount raised is under $100,000 and each individual buys no more than $100 of securities.
sign the petition

Coyote Blog: My new column is up this week at Forbes
This week it discusses the regulatory burden on small businesses.

The Gormogons: Why It's Really Hard to Stage a Coup in the United States.

Solaris Features: Service Management Facility - Part 1.  Great intro to an outstanding feature of Solaris.

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