Links: 7 June 2011

Benjamin Powell defends sweatshops, in this article and this podcast.

John R. Lott, Jr., never a stranger to controversy, explains that government has grown since universal women’s suffrage, and why.

Michael Smerconish has an interesting take on Gov. Christie’s Helicoptergate scandal. (I’m not sure how I feel about Christie having to reïmburse the state for the infamous helicopter ride. He wasn’t flying a hooker somewhere–he is a busy public official trying to do his duty and also be there for his family.)

Don Boudreaux publishes a copy of a 1932 letter from John D. Rockefeller, Jr., a lifelong teetotaler, in support of repealing the 18th Amendment (Prohibition), an amendment he originally supported.

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About Benj

I’m a native North Jerseyan, living and learning in Eastern Europe…an Old Testament professor and former liturgist…husband to Corrie…father to Daniel and Elizabeth…eldest sibling to three, brother-in-law to Josh and Hannah…uncle to Marshall.
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3 Responses to Links: 7 June 2011

  1. Thomas says:

    Okay, what really upsets me about Christie’s Helicoptergate is this: “After the helicopter landed in a nearby football field, Christie took a car the extra 100 yards to the baseball field.” Here you have a morbidly obese man in a nation of morbidly obese people, and he can’t walk 100 yards. It’s shameful and depressing.

    • thinkhardthinkwell says:

      That’s what upsets you? Not the supposed “millions” spent on the flight itself? C’mon, man–I take the elevator at work up to the third floor. Why else were elevators invented? My knees will only bend so many times in my life–why waste them going up and down two flights of stairs twice a day?

    • thinkhardthinkwell says:

      What about sweatshops? I’m surprised that the Christie flight was the link you chose to comment on…. 😉

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