economics

Maybe the Best Thing I’ve Read on Health Care Reform

The other day a commenter recommended David Goldhill’s article on health care …

Can Americans Handle Shopping for Health Care?

Apparently they can: Consumer-driven health (CDH) products [i.e., high-deductible health plans relying …

Reading “Caritas in Veritate”: Notes on Chapter Three

The central themes of this chapter are the nature of gift and …

Pigovian Moralism

Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry has a very sharp post up at the Scene that …

Reading “Caritas in Veritate”: Notes on Chapter Two

I suppose it’s around this point that George Weigel started going wild …

How Not to Criticize an Encyclical

Via Henry Karlson, I see that one Daniel Indiviglio, of The Atlantic’s …

From the Department of Potentially Misleading Facts and Figures

So everyone is blogging about this chart, which was pulled together by …

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Shorter George Weigel

The only parts of the Pope’s new encyclical that really matter are …

Fun With Numbers, Food Snobbery Edition

In lieu of a proper post on the subject, let me just …

So I Know This Isn’t the Best Example, But…

by JL Wall Just so we’re clear: Congress deciding to de-regulate an …

So, How’s That Recovery Going?

Via von at Obsidian Wings, here’s a chart:

Wanted: One Biden Decoder Ring Refresher Course in Math-Speak

Ten blogger bucks to any math/econ geeks out there who can tell …

Fear the Cartoon Libertarian

Responding to this post and recalling an earlier comment of mine from …

Riding It Out

This is utterly brilliant: Greg Mankiw, who knows more about math than …

Freedom’s Underside, Pt. III

by JL Wall E.D. Kain, on Iraq: But that should call in …

True Sentence of the Day

We will never get the money out of politics until we get …

Phase 3: Profit

David Brooks’s column on GM’s “restructuring” addiction has him at his snarky …