Links, 7/18/10

Politics

  • Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, “Vigilance in an age of constrained resources” – read the whole thing. Fox Business took a pretty serious concern about terrorists getting into the country and used so much hyperbole that, in the author’s judgment, “they in fact made it easier for people to ignore the issue with a good conscience.”
  • LGF, “Neo-Nazi Leads Militia Patrols in Arizona” – from the article: Heavily armed neo-Nazis roaming the Arizona desert looking for “narco-terrorists.” What could possibly go wrong?
  • Megan McArdle, “Does Regulatory Risk Matter?” – from the article: …there’s plenty of reason that corporations should be worried about government regulation–you’ve got a sweeping new health care program, a pretty wide-reaching financial reform, and a host of changes in other industries that should give many different companies pause when they thing about expanding their organizations.  I see no reason to believe that it’s a primary driver of the recession.  But given what we know about corporations, capital, and uncertainty, I also have a hard time believing that the regulatory environment is making no difference whatsoever.

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