Weekly Digest – January 13, 2013

The Debt Ceiling

Mint the platinum coin!:

Treasury Secretary nominee Jack Lew

Strong endorsements from people I trust:

Economics (general)



Gun Culture

“If you’re living in a ‘Mad Max’ world, where criminals have free rein and there’s no government to stop them, then I’d want to be armed, but we’re not in that circumstance. We’re a developed, stable country.”

“A society that is relying on guys with guns to stop violence is a sign of a society where institutions have broken down…”

Climate Change

Arts and Culture

  • A Critic of the Curb and Corner, Michael Kimmelman.  A remembrance of former NYT architecture critic Ada Louise Huxtable who passed away last week at age 91