– Curzon at ComingAnarchy considers a little-known bilateral relationship: Thailand and Saudi Arabia.
– Looks like we might finally have a real replicator on our hands. MIT has created a food printer that appears to be everything I want it to be. And it’s green as can be, for those who care (not to mention the definition of self-sufficient).
– How is the American intelligence community like Detroit’s Big Three? Luis Garicano and Richard Posner have the answer.
– Any society can produce good hardware, but you need open, innovate markets (and politics) to produce good software. “Free markets require free minds.” Daniel Gross in Slate:
The United States had China’s present-day economic profile—per-capita GDP of about $5,000, 40 percent of the work force in agriculture, 30 years of industrialization and urbanization—in 1900, a time when there were no direct elections for Senate, women couldn’t vote, and segregation reigned in the south.