Assorted links

by on November 15, 2011 at 10:00 am in Uncategorized | Permalink

1. World’s first Cornish pasty museum opens in Mexico.

2. Circa 2009, world’s #1 party school winner.

3. Markets in everything, regulatory arbitrage edition.

4. Nonetheless, you still should follow Justin Wolfers.

5. What happens next in the NBA?

6. Krugman vs. Summers.

Gabriel E November 15, 2011 at 10:05 am

#6 That is not a good angle for Paul.

Wimivo November 15, 2011 at 5:43 pm

Definitely not. And Summers kinda looks like he wants to die.

Stan November 15, 2011 at 10:23 am

#1 should be “pasty museum.”

There is a pasty place in Vienna, VA; self-recommending: http://purepasty.com

Newt November 15, 2011 at 12:52 pm

Do they have Aztec pasties with hot chiles and cactus? Oaxaca cheese and huitlacoche fungus? That’s what you can get in Hidalgo at the pasty shops of Real Del Monte and Pachuca.

If you can’t make it out there on your next visit to Mexico, there’s a perfectly good English-run pasty shop called Pastes Real Del Monte just off Medellin in Roma Norte in Mexico City. You should just make your way out to Hidalgo, though.

Andrew M November 15, 2011 at 10:25 am

#1 – Typo, it’s “Cornish pasty” not “pastry”. It is however a pastry dish, as the outer shell is made of pastry dough.

Dick Cornflour November 15, 2011 at 10:31 am

#1: “World’s first Cornish pastry museum opens in Mexico”

Hope this doesn’t sound too pedantic, but it’s “pasty,” not “pastry.” Pasties are also common in both Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, and in Butte, Montana. Cornish miners brought them to Mexico’s silver mines, Butte’s copper mines, and the UP’s copper and iron mines.

By the way, the “a” in “pasty” is pronounced like the the “a” in “acrobat..” Long-”a” pasties were also brought to many mining areas — by strippers — but I’ve never seen a stripper eating either pasties or pasties. My loss.

8 November 15, 2011 at 10:32 am

#5 Contraction!

Rick Herrick November 15, 2011 at 11:10 am

Re: pasties, Grass Valley, CA, is also known for its Cornish pasties. At Christmas each year, nearby Nevada City has a Victorian Christmas and Grass Valley has Cornish Christmas. Both highly recommended: the Victorian Christmas is prettier and the Cornish Christmas is tastier.

Tony November 15, 2011 at 11:11 am

Over under on the total number of comments correcting the typo in item number one?

dearieme November 15, 2011 at 11:12 am

#6: the thuggish-looking one is giving the yokel-looking one a very evil glare.

Yancey Ward November 15, 2011 at 11:15 am

Jeez, Krugman vs Summers. What do they fundamentally disagree on?

Andrew' November 15, 2011 at 11:55 am

When I think out of control optimism, I first think The Muppets, and second Larry Summers.

kebko November 15, 2011 at 11:55 am

6. I don’t even know what to say about this:

“Summers really is a formidable debater. He met Krugman’s gridlock argument head-on, saying that Barack Obama’s legislative achievements in 2009-10 were greater than those in any two year period since 1965-66, or possibly even 1933-34.”

Does the irony make anyone else’s head explode?

Andrew' November 15, 2011 at 11:58 am

I was just about to say that. See Yancey Ward’s comment. Imagine a Punnet square on the top is Doing and Not Doing. On the side is The Right Things and The Wrong Things.

Chris November 15, 2011 at 12:36 pm

Another terrible article from an economics professor telling us nothing about the lockout. My question is why don’t the owners do the nuclear option and reorganize the league so it doesn’t violate antitrust laws. As I see it the players position is 100% correct. You cannot sham decertifty, it is a nonsense idea. The owners can (1) go wild west like euro soccer leagues, (2) violate antitrust and pay the players for a statutory labor exemption, or (3) reorganize to be like Major League Soccer. The only non bullshit position the owners might take is that the disclaimer has no effect and force the issue to a vote and real decertification. In that case the players might revolt against the union bosses and bring in new representation and take the NBA deal.

Ken Rhodes November 15, 2011 at 3:34 pm

Re: #2–There is no meaning to “Number 1 party school” anymore. For proof, read a few pages of “Texts From Last Night.” You will discover that every college in the country is party-party-party. (And you will get a lot of chuckles, too, if you can still remember yourself back in the day.)

Robert Speirs November 15, 2011 at 3:44 pm

Oklahoma has an NBA team??

Careless November 15, 2011 at 4:25 pm

A good one, even. Took it from Seattle a few years ago..

Aaron Aardvark November 15, 2011 at 5:10 pm

All this talk about pasties is making me hungry so I’m headed to:

http://www.pacificpieco.com/uploads/PPC_CAFE_menu_June2011_web.pdf

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