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Archive of posts published in the tag: Megan McArdle

Calvinball Justice

Defending their daughters, mothers and sisters does not mean abandoning their sons, fathers and brothers.  Belief does not trump evidence and justice.  Accusations as a final arbiter are just sexual McCarthyism.

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Health Care in Concrete

From Megan McArdle at Bloomberg, Republicans Should Kill Obamacare or Let it Die: Some forms of government policy are built of political concrete. Once done, they cannot be renovated, added to or even destroyed without immense cost; for that reason,…

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Selective Rage

Megan McArdle at Bloomberg View writes Liberals Will Not Like How This Revenge Plot Ends Then Republicans announced that they simply weren’t going to hold a vote on Merrick Garland, the center-left judge that Obama nominated to replace him. They were well…

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A Dish Best Served Cold

Megan McArdle at Bloomberg View writes Liberals Will Not Like How This Revenge Plot Ends But there’s a reason that they say revenge is a dish best served cold. People who seek vengeance without stopping to count the potential costs to…

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Principles vs Intuitions

From MeganMcCardle at Bloomberg, Those Pesky Principles: This is the nature of principles-based systems. They are cold and impersonal, and ostensibly neutral machinery often produces results that look grossly unfair by any common-sense moral standard: rich people getting better treatment…

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Health Insurer of Last Resource

from Insurance May Not Save Lives, But It Saves Money by Megan McArdle in Bloomberg View: We shouldn’t minimize the financial benefit, however. Medical bankruptcy is nowhere near half of all bankruptcies, but it is not trivial, either. And the addition…

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Why Are Polls So Wrong?

From Bloomberg Megan McArdle writes Pollsters Are Worse Than Ever excerpts: I won’t opine on What It All Means. But let’s talk about the surprise factor: The polls were wrong. And as Nate Silver points out, this seems to be…

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What Is the Cost of the Decline in Health Care Spending

From Bloomberg News, Megan McArdle writes Obamacare Isn’t What’s Slowing Costs. Excerpt: If health-care cost growth is slowing down because we’re working a lot of inefficiency out of the system, then the slowdown is obviously a big win for everyone…

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Education Market Correction

Is the MBA Going Away? by Megan McArdle But that doesn’t mean that the MBA is losing its value–when I returned to Chicago in October 2011 for my 10th business-school reunion, I saw no signs that Booth graduates were having…

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A Detached Elite

Megan McArdle writes The New Mandarins in The Daily Beast, 2/21/13. Excerpt: All elites are good at rationalizing their eliteness, whether it’s meritocracy or “the divine right of kings.” The problem is the mandarin elite has some good arguments. They…

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