I loved reading John Cochrane’s reflections on his EconTalk conversation with Russ Roberts (this week’s episode) on his blog, The Grumpy Economist.

Who doesn’t want affordable housing? Reforming zoning codes to encourage more is easy…in theory.

The Nobel prize in Economic Sciences will be announced soon…Peter Englund, former Secretary of the Prize Committee shares his experience on how laureates are selected. (Trivia Question: How many Nobel laureates have been guests on EconTalk over the years?)

What does the future of tech innovation look like? What you think you know may not be so, according to Mark Mills in Forbes. Interesting profile; it called this recent EconTalk episode with futurist Kevin Kelly to mind.

Speaking of technology…Minecraft will release its Education Edition universally on November 1…I love this game, and my young son has spent a lot of (quality, IMO) time with it…I’m wondering how it will affect classroom settings now? (Past EconLog guest blogger Art Carden has also had lots to say about using Minecraft with kids…)

Finally, it’s not all that often I can recommend a Slate piece for your perusal…But don’t miss this one on the recent decline in Harvard’s endowment…A picture (and a caption) might be worth more than 1,000 words.

Now it’s your turn…Suggest some links to me…It’s a great weekend for exploration!