SPARK UP THE BARBIE. The weather cooperated today, with the fog burning off and temperatures reaching the high 50s by midafternoon, a great excuse to haul out the Weber and grill some bratwursts.

(Via A Small Victory)

Here's a challenging externality problem: suppose somebody has Catholic neighbors, and grills meat on Fridays, or Jewish or Muslim neighbors and grills bratwursts. Is there an externality? Does the externality rise to the level of a hate crime? What is the most efficient assignment of rights?

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