Monday, June 15, 2009

Assorted links

1. Benefit cut horror in Canada.

2. Tyler Cowen on Medicare spending. More opportunities for change you can believe in.

3. An amusement from Japan.

4. The Economist on the easy lives of American schoolchildren. It is quite amazing that a school year designed for a time when most Americans were farmers has persisted into a time when only a couple percent of Americans are farmers and when most families have two parents engaged in market work. I'll leave the explanation as an exercise for the reader.

5. Recent news from the Frank Lloyd Wright family graveyard.

Hat tips: marginal revolution, Charlie Brown (can you guess which one?)