I used to read Daniel Davies’ blog every once in a while, by which I mean I’d check it and note that the lazy wanker (he’s British, you see) wasn’t updating. Today I realized that my bookmark pointed to an archive page, so I was able to catch up with several months of random acerbicity.

He’s an economist, but he has the sparkling careless wit that our more earnest nation can never quite manage. In the archives are some fascinating dissections of Freakonomics, quite a lot about Africa, and odd digressions… did you know that a significant source of income for the Ku Klux Klan was selling and dry cleaning those robes?