It’s been jam-packed week or so: a family getaway with both our kids (a rarity these days, now that both are grown and our daughter lives in Guangzhou), and plenty to do today upon getting back to New York. (Apologies to those of you who’ve emailed me over the past few days…)

Solitude has been scant, but I’ve been spending what there’s been of it reading and brooding in preparation for what I hope will be an interesting post, when it’s done.

For tonight, though, just a few links: some weighty items, and some insubstantial froth.

Kim Jong Un, looking at things.

The logic of belief revision.

— 1969: George Harrison discovers the Laffer Curve.

Vox clamanti in deserto.

Devolution. (Courtesy of Konkvistador, whose post you should also read.)

Goldberg on Piketty, via Commentary.

Why we celebrate the Fourth of July. (And yet another reason why you should at least reflect briefly upon the idea of universal suffrage.)

All about fireworks.

Peel a bucket of potatoes, stat.

— You’ve been doing this wrong all your life.

— From Mangan: all U.S. employment growth since 2000 has gone to immigrants. (Deep link here.)

— Why Bill Vallicella is not a naturalist.

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  1. JK says

    To keep you Malcolm from getting sued over a breach of truth in advertising;

    not that that makes complete “all about fireworks.”

    But a listing of all municipal ordinances would be exhaustive.

    Posted July 8, 2014 at 10:13 am | Permalink
  2. JK says

    In the spirit of Young Eun’s “Looking at things”

    (I like the sentence opener!)

    Posted July 21, 2014 at 1:31 pm | Permalink