1. Critique of "the neg" — a long post. Does it really make the woman feel bad? (She might feel she is receiving attention from a high-status man.) Still, I believe it is a suboptimal path to a happy marriage.
3. Scott Sumner and John Cochrane, discussing monetary policy, self-recommending and indeed recommended (highly).
4. Via JM, Miss Teen South Carolina, on economics (SFW).
5. Via Jeff Sommer, review of the new Thomas Pynchon.