It’s another episode of “Interesting stuff I’m reading”:
Les Paul Youtube Friday an old Crooked Timber post rounding up music by Les Paul, pioneer of the electric guitar and multitracking, who died this week aged 94. One they missed, at Lawyer’s, Guns and Money.
Also at Crooked Timber, a rather wrongheaded attempt at understanding the basis of Megan McArdle’s position on healthcare reform (wrongheaded because engaging McArdle’s opinions or indeed taking them seriously at all is a waste of time and only encourages her to post more) nevertheless leads to some good discussion on European health care systems.
But since people do take McArdle seriously for some reason, here’s The Hunting of the Snark countering the argument that changing the health care system in the US will stifle innovation.
Daniel Davies, again at Crooked Timber, examines the claim that humanitarian intervention in Rwanda would have stopped the genocide and concludes that it wouldn’t, because it didn’t.
Finally, does anyone know if anything that looks likethis creature is common in Austria? Many years ago while vacationing there, I was spooked by a large twitchy insect thing with false eyes, and seeing this picture brought it all back. The critter in the picture is a click beetle and was shot in the United States