Harold Ramis died yesterday making the world both less amusing and 25% less safe from Zool and Gozer.
Morning Reads after the jump.
- Does Akerlof and Shiller’s Animal Spirits provide a helpful new approach for macroeconomics? (Ideas)
- Where a Higher Minimum Wage Hasn’t Killed Jobs (Bloomberg)
- It takes how much water to grow an almond?! (MoJo)
- Beautiful Maps, and the Lies They Tell (Untapped Cities)
- Everything We Leave Behind (Zchamu)
- Should the government pay you to be alive? (Boston Globe)
- Where Soccer Gets Made (Roads and Kingdoms)
- When does an opinion reach the level of religious conviction? On Obamacare, the Pickrick, and serving gays in restaurants (AJC)
- Fugitive banker apologizes, seeks to be available for odd jobs and motivation speaking gigs in 5 to 10 (AJC)
- This year’s anti-immigrant bill targets giving drivers licenses to people who drive. I assume this is in response to the long lines at the DMV, so thanks, except it’ll produce uninsured motorists driving around sick children, so maybe no thanks. (AJC)
- Robb Pitts has a van and a plan: Chairman of the Fulton County Commission (CLATL)
- Ice storm has chilled Deal’s reelection chances, polling even with Carter (AJC)
- Sam Moore calls his liberty bill, and possibly his entire political idealogy, a “silly mistake” (AJC)
- Bill seeks to have city government employees not responsible for their negligence, just like their county brethren (AugustaChronicle)
*Easier fix, ending county immunity, how hard is buying insurance, counties? I read somewhere it takes 15 minutes.