Sunday, March 25, 2007

The Market is Smarter Than You

Was there really a connection between Saddam Hussein and Al Qaeda?

Though I have my doubts, I'm certainly not in a position to be definitive with an answer. However, This book, by Stephen F. Hayes of the Weekly Standard, argues that there was.

Given the book's premise, the polarized 1-star/5-star reviews on its Amazon page are hardly surprising, and, I would argue, don't really provide much information about book's content. There is, however, a ready guide available for understanding its real value--one that I've touched on in another context before--its used price: 1 cent.

This ranks The Connection alongside such classics as Bankruptcy, 1995, and Unfit For Command.

Viva la Price System!

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Six Seconds That Changed The World

Via Against Monopoly and many thanks to Jim Lippard for bringing it to my attention.

This video details the unlikely history and sad implications behind an extremely influential B-side drum break from 1969.