Saturday, December 05, 2009

From around the blogroll... 

There's a World Database of Happiness -- and as far as I can tell I'm not in it! (Damn kids.) Via William Easterly's blog. Read, oh, the whole thing.

How to get an academic paper past peer review...
When we submitted the paper to [several] journals, the referees responded that the results were self-evident ... ~~ applied magic fix ~~ ... The paper was published in the first journal to which we submitted.
... and how not to. Some papers are simply impossible.

"The world will never run out of oil."

Using eminent domain to seize the wind.

The Old Testament as explained by Public Choice economics.

The world's highest-tax nation -- host next week to Obama and the world's other leaders as they plot climate policy -- Denmark.

How to deal with a Tactical Nuclear Penguin without a bottle opener.