Driving Blind: Lego Casino Royal and Remembering GeoCities

It’s a beautiful day in the nation’s breadbasket which means the commute home will be deadly. Fortunately I’ll be hopping the express to 69th Street with these links to occupy the time. Yahoo! is looking to acquire Tumblr. Remember that time it bought GeoCities for $3.6 billion? Jason Gross interviews Torsten Schmidt and Piotr Orlov about the…

Unions and Corporations

So I support unions, even government unions, because in the system we have there is no reason not to support unions. We accept all sorts of economic distortions. Corporations are legal entities, sanctioned by the state. Why should we be any less sanguine about unions than about corporations? Corporations pool capital and resources, unions pool…

Down the Rabbit Hole

  On the question of organized labor, outsourcing, and immigration Sam M writes: One complication, of course, is policing. Money flows more easily than bodies. So even the strictest programs would likely have more effect on people coming across a border than $$ flowing on the Internet. But enforcement is another issue entirely, and we…

No True Leftist

Freddie has a very long post up lamenting the lack of a truly leftist presence in the blogosphere. The vast majority of liberal voices online, he asserts, are part of the broader neoliberal movement, and actual bona fide leftists, socialists and so forth are universally written out of Serious Debate. Ezra Klein, Matt Yglesias and…