Breakfast Links: July 13, 2011

Chillers vs killers.

— Low-tax egalitarianism in Australia.

— Newt Gingrich says McConnell’s plan is surrender.

— John Cochrane thinks tax cuts boost revenue.


— The CIA shouldn’t impersonate public health workers.

— Now it’s austerity for Italy and junk bond status for Ireland.

— Jonathan Rauch continues blogging from 2004.

Best scam ever.

“Only 23 percent of Americans benefit from the mortgage deduction, but 93 percent support it.”

— American expats pursuing the American dream in China.