Miscellaneous Links

Altruism’s bloody roots.

Competitive Altruism. Hat tip: ALDaily

Altruistic punishment goes bad, topless cafe burns. Hat tip: Radley Balko.

The Catastrophe of What Passes for Alcohol Policy Analysis. Hat tip: Paul Walker, who shares the money quote “Raising taxes on alcohol to prevent problem drinking is akin to raising the price of gasoline to prevent people from speeding.” See also Eric Crampton’s demolition of the BERL report in New Zealand.

Beer offers better rehydration than water. Hat tip: Oregon Economics Blog.

FDA regulation of tobacco will be a public health disaster.

Bootstraps and red tape.

Video: Robin Hanson on the End of the World.

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