Breakfast Links: July 11, 2011

— Expiring jobless benefits to further reduce aggregate demand.

— Bachmann overtakes Romney in Iowa polls.

— I think David Brooks is going Frum on us.

— The madness of Fred Hiatt.

— Even a brief “technical” default would cost taxpayers tens of billions of dollars in long-term higher interest rate costs.

— New firms are creating fewer jobs.

— The lonely outpost of actual Chinese people in DC’s Chinatown.

— Title IX and international soccer.

— Reality check: Thatcher and Reagan both raised taxes.