The first two are from Scrivener, because he’s going on vacation, they’re good, and I’m shameless.
- “Iraq Swede vows to catch kidnappers, reports “The Local:”
A Swede held hostage in Iraq for 67 days and released a month ago has vowed to take revenge on his captors and has hired bounty hunters to capture them, Swedish media reported on Wednesday.
- In “Euro-Excuserosis,” Truck and Barter deconstructs claims that European economies are hidebound:
There seems to be an entire industry devoted to making up more or less fanciful arguments why Europe is really doing better than the US. I want to exemplify and debunk some of those myths. In the process I also hope to convince you that Americans work less and have more free time than Swedes.
- Schneier points to a very funny dog, singing about national ID cards.