December 14, 2010
- New Report Reveals Ozzy Osbourne is a Genetic Mutant. I quote: “The biggest differences in Osbourne’s genes compared to other people is how he processes drugs and booze.” I can’t say I’m surprised.
- San Diego religious leader among those charged with aiding Somali terrorists. The dude’s name is “Mohamed Mohamed Mohamud”. If I were profiling people, that would be +3 on my terrorists detection system. (+1 for each instance of a variant of Mohammad in your name.) It’s not necessarily sufficient by itself — that’s reserved for people who name their kids “Osama” — but you probably wanted to watch that guy.
- Hayek and Keynes Battle at The Economist’s Buttonwood Gathering. Not as cool as the first video. But then, what is?
- The Limit of Tax Revenues. A great look at “Hauser’s Law” which posits that the revenue of the federal government is limited to around 19% of GDP. While the data supports that theory, Dan Mitchell over at the Cato Institute points out that other nations get around that limitation. The rub is that they don’t do it by taxing the rich (who can avoid the taxes through relocation and other dodges) — they do it by taxing the middle class, which Mitchell doesn’t think is politically feasible in the United States.