Truck and Barter - Ian suggests public health would be improved if people had to pay for their own healthcare. Because poor people know their healthcare costs will be paid for by the state, they have no financial incentive to maintain a healthy lifestyle. I am not sure I agree with him.
Catallarchy - Patri Friedman says donating money for tsunami relief is inefficient. Every year more than a million people die from malaria, tuberculosis, and AIDS, so you'd save more lives by giving money to relieve these ordinary diseases that kill every year than giving for a one time extraordinary event. As a follower of Ayn Rand's objectivism, I don't believe in giving money to charity, but if you have to give, why not make your gift efficient?
Jujitsu Generis - Jason Turner predicts that, in 2005, Israel will bomb Iranian nuclear reactors. "As the international community pussyfoots around with the mullahs, Israel will take steps to ensure its own security." I think Iran deserves to have its reactors bombed, so I won't complain if Turner's prediction comes true.