Breakfast Links: August 24, 2011

“[T]he market in physical gold is tiny, and largely comprised of nutcases.”

— Tea Party members characterized by authoritarianism, fear of change, libertarianism, and nativism.

— What Brad DeLong thinks could have been done to boost the economy.

— The Gilded Age, bad on inequality but excellent moustaches.

Housing market stimulus.

Voluntary taxation doesn’t work.

Balancing the budget is a progressive priority.

— Bay Area sports violence.