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Here’s George Selgin’s fine tribute to Anna Schwartz.

Reason’s Nick Gillespie soundly dismisses the claim that the key to economic recovery lies in hiring more police officers, school teachers, and firefighters.

After summarizing the contents of this New York Times report to my 15-year-old son, I asked him: “So what do you predict will happen to the number of Europeans who get sick while vacationing?”  He immediately replied “Well duh.  It’ll go up.  Way, waaaay up.”  Yup.  (HT Alex Tabarrok)

Deirdre McCloskey’s smack-down, in her book Bourgeois Dignity, of “happiness” research made me immeasurably happy.  So, too, does this recent essay of hers in the New Republic.

Steve Landsburg offers an immigration follow-up.

Available here is one of the last public lectures delivered by the late, great Elinor Ostrom.  It was delivered this past March under the auspices of the Institute of Economic Affairs.  (HT Pete Boettke)

Here’s Walter Williams on America’s future.

National Review Online interviews John Lott.

John Stossel exposes yet another spasm of asinine regulation.