Blog Review 691


"Nudge" and nudging are all the rage these days. Here's why they probably should not be.

The rise in fuel prices will of course affect globalisation and trade. But how much? Not all that much perhaps.

One book that needs to be translated, Tombstone. Doing for the Great Leap Forward what Solzhenitsyn did for the Gulag.

One more modest proposal: yes, the effects of technological change are indeed the same as those of a change in the patterns of trade.

An old lesson but one ever worth repeating. Regulations are often a form of rent seeking.

Almost too stupid to believe, yes, but not in the current state of security theatre.

And finally, the knighted penguin, great moments in geography and something of a conundrum.