1. Santoor music from Iran (short video).
4. An ideological Turing simulation of certain Straussian ideas. By Will Wilkinson.
5. Brad DeLong’s arguments for more government, Paul Krugman comments. I see too quick a move from “funder” to “provider” in both sets of remarks. Furthermore most of the hyperbolic argument doesn’t imply much more than a series of low budgetary cost legal mandates, or perhaps nudges. It does not imply a massive expansion of the state sector, quite the contrary. On top of that, government agents and voters presumably are hyperbolic as well.