Is passive smoking really so dangerous?

David Friedman, who I missed recently in Barcelona, asks the question. I’m interested, because, although I don’t indulge, I’ve stopping enjoying bars since smokers stopped sitting around in them. One of my happiest experiences last summer was walking into a village pub after lunch somewhere on the meseta and finding everyone puffing away.

Tourism non-promotion

It sometimes feels like this blog is being outsourced to Lenox, also to be found here now. I’ve detailed various examples of Catalan administrations that only market to foreigners in Catalan, and I’m sure the phenomenon is to be found elsewhere, and that the mayors’ nephews and nieces are very grateful. Any nice examples?