“HEADLESS BODY IN TOPLESS BAR” REVISITED. The most famous headline in the newspaper of record in our house (the New York Post) was “HEADLESS BODY IN TOPLESS BAR.” The Post just had an update on the story. If you’re curious, the update recounts the original story and reports that the killer was denied parole this month for the third time in 27 years. The update points out that the decapitation was not necessarily the act of a madman. The killer was trying to remove evidence. He was concerned that the bullet in the head could lead to ballistics evidence against him. Note that this is consistent with the Bryan Caplan thesis that I mentioned yesterday, “that many seemingly insane people are not irrational, but merely have unusual preferences.”

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