[$1] Larry Kummer explains why the 1% wins.
[$2] I never thought about it, but in the same sense that UHauls to Detroit from Austin are a fraction of the price of the reverse trip, this makes sense.
[$3] Adventures in regulatory capture.
[$4] Scott Shackleford writes about the cousin of the Jones Act, which may be preventing cruises on the Mississippi. I took a Mississippi cruise once. It was unusual for a cruise in that the servers were all American, which meant that not only were paid 30x what you get on Carnival et al but they weren’t actually as good at or interested in their jobs.
[$5] Wired is mad at the techbros.
[$6] Amazon is apparently pushing its drivers hard.
[$7] If you email while you’re on vacation, you’re ruining everything for everybody.
[$8] David McWilliams argues that even as people have become more productive, wages keep being low due to global competition.
[$9] Ready, AIM Fired. Towards the end, they were serving our troops. It’s interesting to consider how close AOL and Yahoo both were to being a Facebook-like social network, if only they’d had the vision.