Assorted Links

1. Think tanks, charities and other non-profits need to be more aggressive in combating internal theft/fraud/embezzlement. As long as employees know that the worst case scenario of stealing is that they will have to pay back the money then stealing will be a positive expected value move for those with the opportunity and a lack of morals.

2. Arnold Kling talks about "The Great Factor Price Equalization" in which we are given one of the better explanations for wage stagnation in the developed world.  If it's the second time I've linked to this article it is because it is important. This link was inspired by a really bad article from the CEPR on a similar topic - except the CEPR's economist writes in a such a way to indicate that they believe that an increase in supply should lead to an increase in price. 

3. Beer goggles just got more dangerous. I'm sure comedians will come up with better jokes than that. Referencing this chart, we see that weight limitations mean that plan B does not work among about 25% of white US 30 year olds.

4. Politics is not about policy, and other views from Robin Hanson. This link deserves its own post but is very much worth reading.