— Scary thought of the day: “The number of journalism graduate degrees awarded has doubled over the last two decades.”
— The troop numbers aren’t what really matters in Afghanistan.
— Newt’s finance team quits.
— Fewer than 8 percent of French workers are in labor unions, though I believe the vast majority are nevertheless somehow covered by collective bargaining agreements.
— Byliner looks cool.
— I agree with Greg Sargent: Obama is a weak bargainer because he thinks it’s smart politics.
— Sources of the housing shortage.
— I don’t understand why Spencer Ackerman is wearing a banana suit in these photos.
— The price level is still too damn low but we’re catching up.
— Susan Orlean on big houses but what are the zoning rules?