Friday, May 31, 2013

Weekend links

My students are usually surprised to learn that for most of our history, income tax has been unconstitutional.  In fact, the Founders abhorred the idea of an income tax.  Curious to learn more? Check out this excellent article recently published in the indispensable, The Freeman.

Fantastic, and riveting, WSJ interview with a famous Chinese scholar supportive of classical liberalism (he would love OLS!).  Yang Jisheng not only has insightful analysis of current China, but also has personal ties to the horror that was Maoist China of the 50s and 60s.  This man is a true hero.

Ever wonder how well solar panels work? Well, according to a recent study out of Germany, they don't.  Check it out, here.