1. The quote from the North Vietnamese official explaining the negative effects of rent control is priceless. To quote Derek Neal, you can run from economics, but you cannot hide.
2. Making it easier to return ill-chosen gifts.
3. I thought Jeff Sachs was supposed to be a serious guy. This piece disabused me of that notion not because of the implicit policy views, some of which I agree with, but because of the large number of silly generalizations and not unrelated errors of fact.
4. Before-after pictures of Haiti.
5. Airport carpets.
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