You may disagree at times with some of the positions (such as living wage provisions) but the conversation here is a good one to follow, and this gentleman clearly understands tradeoffs. I wished there would be more conversations like it.
In other news, my university (which operates its own group plan, meaning it is largely exempt from ObamaCare) starts its open enrollment period today. I think they may have taken a few cues from the web designers in the new exchanges. Here is what happens when I try to get enrolled: (it’s not my connection since I am blogging this from another tab in the same web browser):
In other news, my university was once again recognized with awards for its Sustainability “efforts” … not results mind you, just for its efforts. This is beginning to look at lot like youth soccer programs that give everyone trophies for showing up. The grounds folks seem, by the way, to be doing work based on research and implementing strategies that seem to be “good” – so kudos to them at least. But look at how much evidence is presented for how sustainable any of this actually is. Lots of sciency goodness. And you might ask why I keep linking to this? Because our university privileges the “Go Green” agenda almost beyond any other agenda item. We get morning emails from the university about faculty research, news and events on campus and the like, and easily once per week there is a featured story linking up to something from the “Go Green” folks. So as long as it comes into my inbox, we’ll keep pointing to the nudity of the green emperor. I am going to propose a weekly highlight in the e-mail for “Thinking Like an Economist” and see if that gets accepted. I need a catchy title of course, and no “Go Lean” is not going to be it.