Gonna hit the city:

— Bates Medal winner Esther Duflo makes the case for taxing banks.

— Hoping to see Metro fall into further disrepair? If so, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley’s got your back.

Frum on Manzi.


— An effort to estimate how over-large the financial sector is suggests 1 percent of GDP is the answer.

— Ambinder: “Can anyone deny that the most trenchant and effective criticism of President Obama today comes not from the right but from the left?”

Because rock and roll should terrify parents, lets offer Kesha’s “Tik Tok”