A fascinating conversation with Arthur Laffer [3] about the Laffer Curve. Yes, it is both obviously true and a little more complex than is often assumed.

Correcting unsound ideas [4] about other economists: no, Adam Smith was not laissez faire

This is [5] supposedly about boxing but actually has more to do with the Brits abroad and interactions with Johnny Foreigner than anything else. 

More blog news from America. Netsmith agrees with Dizzy here, whoever invented that phrase should be fired [6]

Extremely depressing news about fisheries [7] . At least some politicians have managed to cotton on to the problem: but there's not going to be any action towards the obvious solution. 

No, this might not [8] have been the best idea about food suggestions for the holiday season. 

And finally [9] , film ideas that really were so bad that they didn't get made.