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The Vogue of "Social Responsibility"

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, September 22, 2014

The government’s efforts to regulate good corporate behavior will backfire.

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6 Weeks To Go, 6 Things to Watch . . .

by Bill Whalenvia A Day At The Races
Monday, September 22, 2014

Tomorrow marks another milepost until Election Day and the second midterm vote of the Obama presidency. With six weeks remaining, here are six factors to keep in mind.

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Ongoing “Covert” Training of Syrian Rebels: But Is It Still Covert . . . , And, If So, Why?

by Jack Goldsmith, Marty Ledermanvia Lawfare
Monday, September 22, 2014

Last week Congress approved, and the President signed, legislation that authorizes the Secretary of Defense (see section 149) to “provide assistance, including training, equipment, supplies, and sustainment, to appropriately vetted elements of the Syrian opposition and other appropriately vetted Syrian groups and individuals,” for three specified purposes, including “defending the Syrian people from attacks by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), and securing territory controlled by the Syrian opposition.”

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A Few Things the Fed Has Done Right -- The Oped

by John H. Cochrane via Grumpy Economist
Monday, September 22, 2014

Now that 30 days have passed, I can post the whole oped from the Wall Street Journal. See previous post for additional commentary.

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Germany Exports Massive Amounts of Arms, Hypocrisy

by Josef Joffevia Reuters
Monday, September 22, 2014

Who is the world’s No. 3 arms exporter, after the United States and Russia? Surprise. It is Germany, a country bound by law to supply only allies and peaceable folks like (neutral) Switzerland or Sweden. Off limits are “areas of tension” — bad neighborhoods that actually need the stuff.

Joseph D. McNamara
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Joe McNamara Dies; Iconic Former Police Chief

featuring Joseph D. McNamaravia San Jose Mercury News
Monday, September 22, 2014

SAN JOSE -- Joseph D. McNamara, the iconic former chief who helped usher San Jose and its police force into an era of national prominence in public safety, has died after his latest bout with cancer.

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Response to Krugman on My Canada Study

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Sunday, September 21, 2014

"I think this qualifies as a cockroach idea (zombies just keep shambling along, whereas sometimes you think you've gotten rid of cockroaches, but they keep coming back.) I thought we had disposed of all this four years ago. But nooooo."

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Greece is a Good Insurance Policy for the West

by Markos Kounalakisvia Sacramento Bee
Sunday, September 21, 2014

PYLOS, Greece – Marble statues are nothing new in Greece. Recently uncovered in the northern Greek town of Amphipolis are a couple of elaborately sculpted, fully hair-braided caryatids standing at the entryway to an elaborate Alexander the Great-era tomb.

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Scotland’s No Echoes Europe’s Yes to Grand Coalitions

by Niall Fergusonvia Financial Times
Sunday, September 21, 2014

The union is saved. Alex Salmond, Scotland’s nationalist first minister, has resigned. All the ink spilled on the benefits and costs of an independent Scotland can be consigned to counterfactual history. The only pressing question is the significance – and consequences – of the No vote.

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Let’s Not Fear the F-word or the C-word: We Should Move to a Federal Britain in a Confederal Europe

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Guardian (UK)
Sunday, September 21, 2014

It’s a pity that FKB sounds like one of Vladimir Putin’s secret services, because the Federal Kingdom of Britain is what the British now need. Otherwise, the United Kingdom will become an Untied Kingdom.

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