Je n’arrive pas a croire que tu puisses croire qu’on veuille de toi:

— Obama makes a bad call on taxing imported Chinese tires.

— Tyler Cowen offers an against the grain reading of Tarantino’s latest.

— Virginia GOP gubernatorial candidate Bob McDonnell offers the political line of the year: “I’ve identified twelve fucking funding mechanisms.”

— Growing up during a recession convinces you that success is based on luck and builds support for redistributive policies.

— Richard Layman makes interesting points about retail vacancies, but I still don’t understand why this doesn’t just lead landlords to lower rents.

Song of the day is Yelle’s “Je Veux Te Voir”; a pretty hilarious French diss track if you pay attention to the lyrics.