Dylan Matthews at Vox responds to my piece on the Universal Basic Income. I’ll respond tomorrow. … Continue reading
My intellectual mentor. I’d pay to seem him debate Sarah Palin. … Continue reading
A recent post, prior to the rebirth of MaxSpeak. UBI will never happen. The justifications for the UBI — which are implicit critiques of the U.S. welfare state — are badly screwed up. My objection to UBI is not about … Continue reading
Not getting any link-love from some of my favorite bloggers. Now off the blogroll. On some things I’m thin-skinned. Big guys have feelings too.
So I wrote a post on devolution and forgot to mention that I actually edited a book on the subject. Which sums up my skills at self-promotion. Jonathan Chait has a useful post on Ryan and notes something else I … Continue reading
Stephen Moore of the Heritage Foundation reports data “for the past five years” on July 10, 2014, which past five year period apparently refers to 2007 to 2012. Which reminds me of this bold fresh piece of econometric analysis, provided … Continue reading
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Crazy) has a new plan to fight poverty. There is actually a chapter on criminal justice that is worth some attention. Why is there a piece on criminal justice in an anti-poverty report? C’mon, you know! Also … Continue reading
The election of John McCain or Mitt Romney would have been a disaster. The election of Barack Obama, for whom I voted in both the primary and two general elections, has been a disaster of lesser order. A valid criterion for … Continue reading