Obama Update.  He knows more about economics than you think, thanks to a stint at the University of Chicago. [link]

Homelessness Update.  FOX News reporter donned old clothes and earned about $10 an hour.  Hat tip to Alex Tabarrok at marginalrevolution.com.  The full story is in the Manhattan Institute’s City Journal.

Alternative Medicine Update.  Herbal supplements may kill you. The JAMA study is here (gated) and here.

Taxing the Poor Update.  No one’s going to ban menthol in cigarettes.  Governments are making too much money from it. [link]

Barriers to Care Update.  As we previously reported here, community health centers are better than Medicaid.  They would be better still if they weren’t overregulated, according to Scott Gottlieb in this Wall Street Journal editorial.

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  1. Nancy says:

    Apparently panhandlers can earn from $20 to $100 a day and in some places $300 a day. See the post by Tyler Cowen at Marginal Revolution Here: