Sorry about the protracted absence, various projects and holidays (happy late Diwali everyone) are keeping things a bit hectic.
Snarkmarket is 2 years old and 1000 posts old today
, so I thought I'd link to a post from them: Matt gives us the head's up on a Crooked Timber post
--apparently the United States has more people incarcerated than any other country, both in absolute terms and per capita. I'd like to get a sighting on North Korea's per capita terms---in some sense you could say the whole country is rather prison like---but that does jive with what I know about our justice system. Land of the free indeed.