Here’s what’s caught my eye this morning:
- Argghhh! has a reflection on the whys and wherefores of rebuilding New Orleans. I continue to be confused by the public discussion. I certainly believe that if the people of New Orleans (whereever they are) want to rebuild the city they can and should. The Port of New Orleans (2,500 workers) and the tourism industry in New Orleans (roughly 80,000) should be restoreable to full strength with a city about half the size of pre-Katrina New Orleans. Much more on the adviseability of rebuilding New Orleans as-was from Confederate Yankee.
- For coverage of the results of the German elections I suggest AFOE (keep scrolling) and Davids Medienkritik. See also here and here.
- California Yankee has a good media rundown and commentary on the recent diplomatic announcement from the negotiations with North Korea on their nuclear weapons program. I agree with him: why is the press hyping this so much? It does seem to vindicate the “six party” approach the Administration has taken (at least a little). UPDATE: Needed perspective from Scrappleface.
- So much for the inelasticity of demand for gasoline with respect to price. From Econbrowser.
- How do you spell R-E-L-I-E-F? Hat tip: Marybeth
- Curious about the federal porkbarrel projects in your home state, county, or town? Check this resource. Hat tip: sisu.
- The Word Unheard has an outstanding roundup of links on the status of operations in Iraq. Remember Iraq?
- Check out the handy Middle East Week in Review from Window on the Arab World (and More).
That’s the lot.