Morning Links

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009
  • Obama may end silly color-coded terror alert system, also known as the “color coded warning to terrorists system.” Next, let’s talk about TSA’s jobs program disguised as an airport screening system.
  • Apple is very successful at giving consumers a product they enjoy, and that they feel benefits them. The company has also revolutionized the computer, portable music, cell phone industries. So let’s punish them.
  • Cato’s Will Wilkinson has a great new paper out on economic inequality.
  • I don’t find this story ethically bothersome so much as kind of sweet. I understand laws against assisted suicide, though I don’t agree with them. But prosecuting relatives for accompanying a family member traveling to another country to die where assisted suicide is legal is pretty awful.
  • Utah ski resort company to incorporate annex a bunch of homes without owners’ permission, and under Utah law can then appoint its own mayor and town council without an election.
  • Good post at TalkLeft about how younger police officers learn to lie and cover up for other officers’ mistakes.
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  • 51 Responses to “Morning Links”

    1. #1 |  perlhaqr | 

      I can’t say I’m real fond of anyone in the Powder Mountain story.

      The homeowners are angry at being forced into the municipality boundaries, and the restrictions that will cause for them (and with good cause, I think) but they’re apparently just fine with using zoning laws to keep the ski-resort property owners from doing what they want with their property, too.

      So, as far as I’m concerned, they’re all bastards. The last guy quoted is mad because he sees the ski-resort as stealing $20k from him, but those zoning laws stand to cost the ski-resort millions.