Links for 10/12/10

Who are North Korea’s 13 Twitter friends?

Patrick Emerson weighs in on Oregon’s minimum wage debate. On a related note, a friend points out this anti-minimum wage editorial from, of all places, The New York Times. (It’s from 1987.)

Ed Glaeser explains this year’s economics Nobel.

Bring on the Google car!

Why pointless rules persist on airlines.

Alex Nowrasteh argues for liberalizing H-1B visas.

Santa Monica singles rejoice: The city is considering a proposal to legalize dating services.

Gary Regan, whose Joy of Mixology was my first guide to mixing drinks, writes about the skills today’s whippersnapper bartenders are missing.