by Tyler Cowen
on February 15, 2010 at 11:20 am
1. David Henderson reviews the new Thomas Sowell book.
2. Markets in everything: the lamp you are supposed to break, for $800.
3. Redesign Valentine's Day.
4. More on the optimistic scenario for Haiti.
5. South Korean robot performs in a play.
Pffft. America has had robots acting forever. We just name them Chuck Norris.
Henderson points out a great idea from Sowell — it is far easier to concentrate power, than to concentrate knowledge.
This is obvious, when thought about, but seldom mentioned. So I haven’t thought about it, before.
It bears repeating because it helps to explain why the power-loving intellectuals support for central power so often fails.
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