I've been on a reduced blogging schedule, obviously, and haven't yet broken out in hives. Hard to say whether it will become a reformed habit. Meanwhile, here's a cross-post from the Growth & Justice blog.
His comments — on the respective roles of the free market, financial and industrial sectors and the political system — provide a critique of what happens when national goals are determined by theoretical economics and the free market, without enlightened guidance from the political system.
For example, he says, allowing the free market to set industrial policy — say, reducing national petroleum consumption — doesn't necessarily result in the best asset allocation to benefit society. The question, he says, is how do you re-regulate a financial system so that doing the important, productive work that needs to be done is what's profitable?
Next, a video featuring Chris Ware's character, Quimby the Mouse, via Mark Gisleson. Quimby was a strange, early and often impenetrable Ware creation. Is this about mouse-cat-fish relations or love and co-dependence? You decide.