(That intro is an inside joke for all the C programmers in my audience.)
Labor is expensive. At least it is in the United States. Writing for Marginal Revolution, Alex Tabarrok illustrates from a recent visit to India what happens when labor is cheap. Read When Labor is Cheap
Matt Mullenweg, who by the way is in charge of the company that makes WordPress.com, writes about songs that remind him of his deceased father. It’s a touching read. Read Songs for My Father
Populism’s rise might appear to be a response to a rising super-rich elite. But Aaron Renn, writing for City Journal, suggests that the average American’s drive to get everything as cheaply as possible contributes heavily as well. Read America the Cheap
Mr. Money Mustache thinks life is less stressful to be in a position to absorb some loss than to rely on contracts and guarantees. Read There Are No Guarantees
What’s the world’s favorite film camera? Stephen Dowling wants to know, and he’s finding out by asking film photographers. If you want to participate, click through. Read What’s the world’s favourite film camera?
I wasn’t planning on plugging my book today, but then Denny Gibson was kind enough to review it on his blog this week. The verdict? It’s not crappy. High praise! Read Book Review: Exceptional Ordinary by Jim Grey
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