Breakfast Links: September 15, 2001

— Essential Air Service subsidies are bad for the air.

— Harvard students to pledge to be nicer.

— A win today for Denmark’s Social Democrats will be an important loss for anti-immigrant nationalism.

— Denser cities are more productive, a relationship that holds up among monkeys according to something I saw on TV last night.


“What has changed then, are not so much the preferences of states but the relative power and resolve of those states most supportive of Palestine.”

— Spencer Ackerman reports on the FBI’s training doctrine: “’main stream’ [sic] American Muslims are likely to be terrorist sympathizers; that the Prophet Mohammed was a ‘cult leader’; and that the Islamic practice of giving charity is no more than a ‘funding mechanism for combat.’”

— Every time Europe’s leaders step up to support southern Europe, market soar in response. There’s a lesson here.

“All they have to do is lay low and let Democrats do the dirty work of undermining the bill for them. It’s a pretty sweet deal.”

— Returns to everything are now super-correlated.

— New armed groups emerge in South Kivu.