Extra Credit, Friday Edition


Plans to Increase Transparency, from Greg Ip. Mark

Thoma provides background.

6th Grade Econ

Question of the Day: Yes, they try to teach economics to 6th-graders. And

yes, they do a very bad job of it.


economics of speaking Welsh


right side of reality: Jonathan Birchall on Authenticity:

The fundamentally fake construction of a modern urban “farmers’

market” supports its patrons’ self-identity and is as authentic

an experience as a trip to Disneyland. Products from Kraft cheese slices to

cans of Arizona sweet tea clamour to be “real”, creating a seemingly

limitless supply of inauthenticity.

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