An interesting, short video on how the Department of Agriculture is a really bad idea. Unfortunately, Obama voted for the farm bill in 2008, so it will probably be a problem for another 4 (8) years. (Cato: Downsizing the Federal Government)
A great sentence from Tyler Cowen:
"Lock Jason Furman and Larry Summers in a room for an hour, with no web connection and equipped only with a single crayon between them. They still would come up with a better spending plan than would Congress."
A cool map showing all the Wal-Mart's being built across the country. (Flowing Data)
Charles Platt was curious about Wal-Mart, so he decided to get a job there. It's pretty interesting.
Incase you missed Miss America, here are some pictures and a video. (Huffington Post)
The 50 Most Loathsome People in America (THE BEAST)