Now then, on to business. I just put the finishing touches on my Affordable Care Act term paper, which I now grudgingly deem acceptable for public consumption. Ten pages seems both too long and too short for what I had in mind, so I may have had to
You can download my paper via Dropbox here. It should open it up in your browser first and you can choose to download the word document from there. Feel free to offer criticism and (hopefully) praise!
Interesting things I've read today:
- David Frum comments on a study about how people who watch Fox News
have their brains turned to molten slagon average answer fewer policy-related questions correctly than people who watch no news at all.
- Robert Reich tells the class of 2012 that they're f***ed. No, really, he does. More or less.
- Matt Yglesias tells us how GOP Representative Daniel Webster criticized the American Community Survey for being a "random" survey and not being scientific. Apparently he
flunked statisticsdoesn't understand how surveys are supposed to work.
- Ezra Klein talks about how RomneyCare is seems to be working in Massachusetts to slow the growth of medical costs. Maybe, just maybe, Obamacare will do the same. Since, you know, they're the same law and all.
- Scott Sumner wishes that reporters would ask Ben Bernanke the hard questions. Also, the Fed needs to adopt NGDP targeting so it can offset fiscal contraction. Sounds like a good idea to me.
- And finally, Paul Krugman provides us with a lovely example of a right-wing think tank that has gone off the deep end basically into Godwin's law territory:
- Because the Unabomber believes in global warming, it must be terrible to believe in it, too. Hard to claim objectivity and rationality when you throw something like this out. I wish I could say this was an isolated incident, but it isn't.