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I listened to the first 20 or so minutes of last night’s “debate” between what George Will correctly calls a “bloviating ignoramus” who is completely without principles and a power-lusting political insider who is completely without principles.  Sensing a loss of my own sanity and humanity – and unable any longer to tolerate the incessant insults to my intelligence – I turned the horrible spectacle off.  I went immediately to bed – but I should instead have done what Sarah Skwire recommends.

My colleague Bryan Caplan offers sound apolitical reasons to despise politics.

Richard Rahn supplies a useful guide for separating economic sense from nonsense.  (HT Warren Smith)

James Pethokoukis is reading Deirdre McCloskey’s Bourgeois Equality.

Nick Gillespie has a sensible suggestion to improve future U.S. presidential “debates.”  (Hint: it has something to do with making these events be something closer to real debates.)

John Cochrane is understandably not grumpy about Jason Furman’s recent op-ed on housing restrictions.

My Mercatus Center colleague Dan Griswold – a great buster of myths – explains that immigration is helping the American economy.