And so it has absolutely no chance of seeing the light of day. Tyler Cowen links to this Reihan Salam post summarizing a good argument from Avik Roy’s new book: offer a coverage option that better meets the needs of the poor while also reducing public expenditures: Start by paying a primary-care physician $80 a […]
Category Archive for 'Central Planning'
Dear Localists, I’ve been told time and time again that “trade in trash” is wasteful and immoral. OK, you convinced me, I agree. I look forward to the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Yosemite, practicing this local-ism strategy and not trading their trash. Having a mountain of garbage on site will make some of that hiking even […]
After all, if the NSA can learn when I am taking a shower in the far off regions of Germany, you’d think the technocrats could at least get this right: It’s all just a little glitch, right? Well, I like this glitch better – the ending at least is better.
Gosh I hate being a retired blogger. Without being pulled too far into a semantic swamp, let me assure our readers that the only way for the US Government to default formally (ignore that inflation might be considered a regularly occurring default by some) in two days is for the US Government to WANT to […]
In a reply to our Mets and Yankees post, a commenter mentioned that poor mental health is (obviously) affiliated with poor labor market outcomes. There is actually a decent literature on this, but here is the most recent paper published on this question: The Effect of Depression on Labor Market Outcomes by Lizhong Peng, Chad […]
I know you used to watch the Price is Right! So, is our environment more like a train track or a plinko chip? If you were able to “set up” our climate, our oceans and our ecosystems with the same initial conditions in this same universe, say, 1 million times, and you let the […]
I see these things all over the place. It’s language only an “E”nvironmentalist could love: Taken right from the wet sponge playbook.
Posted in Central Planning, Economic Illiteracy, Government Gone Wild, If I Really Hated the Poor ..., incentives, media, Politics, Special Privilege, Transportation and Infrastructure on May 27th, 2013
Obese people have a hard time regulating their own behavior. If there is a bag of M&Ms lying around the house, rest assured they will take a handful each time they walk by. Obese people have low levels of energy. Though it is well known that regular exercise will improve health and energy levels, they […]
It came from this post: Worst case scenario with a catastrophic-only plan is you end up with $10,000 in debt. That’s a debt load many times smaller than what the Federal government thinks students should take out to get a college degree. We’ll let you borrow $100,000 to get a sociology degree but, we think […]