Tuesday Links Posted on January 10, 2023 by John C. Goodman How the Romans chose new leaders: Of the 69 rulers of the unified Roman Empire, from Augustus (d. 14 CE) to Theodosius (d. 395 CE), 62% suffered violent death. Scott Sumner: Nationalism is hazardous to your health. Paul Ehrlich promoted more fake predictions on “60 Minutes.” WaPo: Social Security’s is using of archaic job-availability lists to deny benefits to obviously disabled people. WaPo: Social Security is imposing of astronomical penalties on people, many poor and disables, for spending checks mistakenly sent them by Social Security. The far more egregious financial malfeasance that WaPo missed: the huge fraud Social Security has committed against 13,000 plus widow(er)s who collectively have been swindled out of $130 million.