Friday, June 6, 2008

Blogs: Marginal Revolution

Lately, on a recommendation from our father the economist, we've been reading the blog Marginal Revolution. The blog claims it is, "Small Steps towards a better world," grandeur delusions much? The blog looks at news and world goings-on and analyzes them through an economists (aka a Libertarian) point of view.

Apologies, this is probably the most boring visual aid we've ever put on our blog, but it was the first non-ad that we spotted on their blog, so on it went!

"A small number of California jails have begun to offer pay to stay programs. These programs allow inmates in for minor crimes to "upgrade" to a private or public jail with better facilities. Evidently the fees are profitable to the jails. Take a look at how Santa Ana county advertises it's hotel jail."
--Markets in Everything: Pay to Stay

"A homeless woman who sneaked into a man's house and lived undetected in his closet for a year was arrested in Japan after he became suspicious when food mysteriously began disappearing.

Police found the 58-year-old woman Thursday hiding in the top compartment of the man's closet and arrested her for trespassing....

Even better is how he caught her:

The resident of the home installed security cameras that transmitted images to his mobile phone after becoming puzzled by food disappearing from his kitchen over the past several months."
--The Culture that is Japanese

Quick vote: This blog is quite smart and fun to read. Beware though, if you don't plan on becoming a libertarian anytime soon, stay far away! Otherwise, order your Ron Paul t-shirt today.

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