A few thought-provokers for Wednesday lunch time.

Everyone wins in the postcode lottery argues persuasively that we need variation across the country in terms of services and quality provided. There should be a minimal standard, with people able to chose to deliver or buy more if they see fit.

Will China’s boom follow Japan’s experience? The argument is that China will not respond to externalities too well thanks to the massive internal structural instabilities it has created.

Decriminalisation. “The first step has to be to acknowledge that the moral evil is drug trafficking, not drug abuse.” If Portugal can do it without collapsing into Gin Lane, surely others can follow?

Times Paywall. It appears that people are spending less time on the site than before, making the advertising proposition even weaker.

I’ve found the sauce for my blog.

Omnipotent sauce