July 2011

Friday, 22 July 2011

The Weirdness of 10-Year Deficit Reduction

The Baseline Scenario: "The weird thing is that if you are claiming deficit reductions against the CBO’s baseline, I think intellectual honesty requires you to point out that, according to the CBO’s baseline, there is no deficit problem."

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Thursday, 21 July 2011

Tears, congratulations as Atlantis lands, shuttle program ends

CNN

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Sunday, 17 July 2011

The Illusions of Psychiatry

Marcia Angell: "Not only did the DSM become the bible of psychiatry, but like the real Bible, it depended a lot on something akin to revelation. There are no citations of scientific studies to support its decisions."

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Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Why Taxes Will Rise in the End

David Leonhardt: "For taxes to remain where they are, Washington would need to end Medicare as we know it, end Social Security as we know it, severely shrink the military — or do some combination of the above"

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Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Time is of the essence, any US budget deal will do

Larry Summers: "Usually the media and Washington take too short a view. Now is the rare time when all need to remember that you only get to the long run through the short run."

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Friday, 8 July 2011

Amazing Fact! Science Proves Health Insurance Works

Bloomberg: "The one surprise was that there was no evidence of “crowd-out”: Medicaid coverage didn’t make someone more or less likely to purchase private insurance."

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