- Pandagon on Gore's proposal to eliminate payroll taxes and replace them with pollution taxes. The idea is that this would be revenue-neutral for workers and most businesses, and would encourage the largest businesses to reduce their pollution output.
- sinister girl argues that prostitution is anything but a victimless crime.
- Barry Lynn argues that Wal-Mart's most pernicious aspect is the power it enjoys as a monopsonist. For more on monopsony, check out Alan Manning's recent book, Monopsony in motion: Imperfect competition in labor markets.
- Jenn: The GOP is the real party of death.
- Feministing with a link to a report arguing that, rather than `opting out', many of those homemakers with the $120k educations the NYT periodically gets all breathless over aren't actually so traditional after all.
- sinister girl, with some great advice on how to prevent rape: by not raping people.
- Elayne Riggs gives a great table of contents of the series Goodbye to comics. Comic fans who haven't read this yet really should.
- Amanda thinks about lefty guilt and what the world would be like if, somehow, we actually managed to win.
- Jenn surveys the racist reactions to Rosie O'Donnell's racist non-joke last week. All six reactions make for excellent illustrations of the same point: through the eyes of privilege, `the problem with racism is not about the victim of the racist action, but the perpetrator and their intent.'
See you all in a month!