My June travels are nearly over, and I have a pipeline of posts that should be coming in the next few days on such exciting topics as Milton Friedman vs. Gary Becker and the perennial favorite of markets & politics. Until then, I want to note the announcement of the annual ASA ScatterPlot Blogger Party! Details here. Short story: Sunday, August 21, 4:30pm at the Seahorse Lounge at Caesar’s Palace. I hope to see many of you there!