I have an almost complete disregard of precedent, and a faith in the possibility of something better. It irritates me to be told how things have always been done. I defy the tyranny of precedent. I go for anything new that might improve the past.
- Paul Tough, who wrote an excellent book about the Harlem Children’s Zone, criticizes the legislature for not funding the Promise Zone’s project that the Brookings Institution and I criticized.
- Paul Krugman explains that being a government employee is not, in fact, akin to being on welfare.
- When I was in calculus at a community college in Florida, my teacher had us write an essay on sunspots for extra credit. In it, I explored why sunspots are not the cause of global warming. It was an easy essay to write. Maybe I should send it to Ron Johnson.
- Volokh Conspiracy discusses the relationship between the progressive movement and racism through a discussion of Jack London.