1. Video defense of Bitcoin, start at about 2:30. Interesting up through the end.
2. MIE: Santas for hire, with real beards only. These guys really look like Santa, unlike the phonies I visited with as a kid. For an hour it is $218, plus travel costs. The march of progress continues.
3. CoreEcon, a new project from the Institute for New Economic Thinking. The mission is to provide open access materials for how an undergraduate economics curriculum should look.