Sunday, July 22, 2012

Link roundup

1. Via Mickey Kaus:

Universal healthcare is not a limit on capitalism so much as it’s a tradeoff for more capitalism. The process of deregulation and global economic connectivity that began in the late 1970s, which historian Edward Luttwak later dubbed “Turbo-capitalism,” exposed workers to the vicissitudes of market capitalism more than they’d ever been throughout the 20th century.

… universal healthcare is the tribute the new cosmopolitan elite must pay to fellow citizens who have become radically less secure.
2. Animated gif from The Man With the Iron Fists (NSFW).

3. Talk Left:
In other case news, Holmes bought his tactical assault gear online from a company called Tactical Gear in Missouri. Here's the receipt. He ordered in on July 2 and specified 2 day shipping. One of the items is a BlackHawk Urban Assault Vest. Here's BlackHawk's website and catalog.

I think it would be more productive to monitor the sale of "urban assault vests" and similar "tactical gear" than guns. What possible sporting use could these items have?
4. Today's Kindle Daily Deal is The Princess Bride novel.