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In today’s New York Times, Aaron O’Connell wisely warns against the pernicious, creeping “permanent militarization of America.

Bryan Caplan on why too many people are – even without knowing it – closed-minded.

Pete Boettke on some weaknesses in market monetarism.

Diana Furchtgott-Roth on the flaws in the new study (by the American Association of University Women) on the pay-gap between men and women in the U.S.  It bears repeating: if such a pay gap as the AAUW finds is real, then no one should waste time writing about it.  Instead, those people who believe that this pay gap is real should – and could, quite easily – make a fortune by exploiting it: start businesses that hire women at wages closer to the value that women add to their employers’ revenue streams.  Not only will such new businesses themselves soon result in a closure of the pay gap, but the business owners – having made huge profits on other employers’ consistent stupidity or intransigent small-mindedness – will have large pots of $$$ to devote to their favorite “Progressive” causes.

And here’s Christina Hoff Sommers on the same pay-gap study.

George Will on ballot questions other than the one asking which “prancing pony” (to steal Yevdokiya Zagumenova’s apt description) will harass us from the Oval Office until January 20, 2017.  Will introduces his discussion of these other ballot issues perfectly:

Tuesday night, as returns reveal whether Barack Obama or Mitt Romney has the smaller gigantic number of Americans not wanting him to be president, notice other indexes of political change:….

John Goodman rightly is less-than-impresed with Paul Krugman’s knowledge of history and of even some of the most basic facts of health-care markets and institutions.

Over at the IEA’s blog, Steve Horwitz weighs in against regulations prohibiting “price-gouging.”  (HT Yann Nicholas)