- Paul Walker on a nice study of private market solutions to information asymmetries.
- Bryce Edwards on the 2008 New Zealand Election
- More reasons NZ should move to four-year undergraduate degrees: only a third of US schools with policies on the matter view Bologna-compliant three-year degrees as equivalent to US degrees. I'm always surprised that, with 12-week semesters, we get to call nine first year, nine second year, and six third year papers a Bachelor's Degree. Standard in North America: 4 years of 15-week semesters.
- Wolverine to have multiple endings with different versions to be distributed to different cinemas. Supercool.
- One decent speech to come out of Durban
- Colby Cosh overestimates his usefulness in the event of civilizational collapse
- Cowen on Law and Economics
The eighty-page “blah blah blah” law review article is harder to sell in an age of competitive professionalization of the law professor market itself.
- Andrew Leigh points to ideaCheck, an Aussie think tank innovation that funds peer review of the assorted policy papers that find their way into circulation. NZ sorely needs something similar.