He who has the gold, makes the rules

Somewhat interesting dust-up between Balloon Juice and Cato/Radley Balko. Triggered by a stupid fight about an internet poll, but produced some clarity about why libertarianism is not really a great thing for people concerned with police misconduct (like Balko):

One of the best, most certain ways to help those who are frequently the subject of police misconduct is to remove them from the poverty and political dispossession that makes police misconduct against them possible. That is an effort that both Balko and the Cato Institute have worked tirelessly to oppose.


So free it hurts

I was wondering when libertarians would chime in on the Foxconn/Apple controversies. Shouldn’t they have jumped in to point out all those workers are working 60-hour weeks voluntarily? And killing themselves voluntarily? Seemed a bit slow on the usual kneejerking, but eventually EconLog obliged.

Hm, this post is boring. How about an expose of the libertarian/satanist nexus to spice it up?