links for 2010-08-04
Ryan Avent on Gary Becker and Greg Mankiw

I Don't Know Whether I Want to Invest in Their Company or Nuke Them from Orbit...

Ooh boy. Is this really the board of advisors a biotech company would want?

Dr. Alibek was formerly a Soviet Army Colonel, and served as First Deputy Chief of the civilian branch of the Soviet Union's biological weapons program until he defected to the United States in 1992 and subsequently served as a consultant to numerous U.S. government agencies in the areas of medical microbiology, biological weapons defense, and biological weapons nonproliferation.

Dr. Bailey is the former commander of the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID). Dr. Bailey has 25 years U.S. Army experience in R&D and management in infectious diseases and biological warfare defense. As an officer of the Defense Intelligence Agency, Dr. Bailey wrote extensively on foreign biological warfare capabilities.