3. I say it is cruel to kick your robotic dog. (Please note that the associated video is disturbing, though safe for work.)
5. Is it hard to reform disability insurance? I say wanting to do so is step one.
6. Via Greg Mankiw, a Kuznets heir is selling his Nobel Prize.
7. Six Straussian readings of Fifty Shades of Grey: “Grace’s name is clearly a nod to Alec Trevelyan, James Bond’s antagonist in GoldenEye and the defining cultural representation of post-Cold War Russian treachery in the Anglo-American mind.”