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The Simple Arithmetic of the ACA Individual Insurance Marketplace

If you have been following the news you know that 2016 has been rife with major health insurance issuers leaving the health care exchanges, i.e. Obamacare.  Some have thrown the entire line of business under the bus claiming that it … Continue reading

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Reduce state sovereignty to improve governance

Let me ask a question, can you name an instance where the states in opposition to the federal government were on the right side of history?  On a more mundane level, there are obviously huge inequalities in the quality of government … Continue reading

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Killing Baby Hitler

This philosophical time travel dilemma has come up frequently recently, even Jeb Bush was asked about it.  For those unfamiliar with the Baby Hitler problem, it basically asks the question: if you could go back in time and kill Hitler … Continue reading

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Nick Rowe Fails at Taking Down Paul Krugman… Again

Nick Rowe gets a bit too much attention for his poor economics blog.  Mostly it is full of arguments too clever by half and remonstrances that math is too hard for him AND unnecessary. His latest references a takedown of … Continue reading

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Age of Ultron Review

This is the first Marvel movie where what I will dub the Marvel Method has churned out a formulaic and mediocre product.  Prior to this I still held a healthy affection for superhero movies, but Age of Ultron gave me … Continue reading

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Political Correctness No Longer Requires a Reason

I was reading this article and was struck by how the news media that I read seems to take offense at things and then just assumes everyone should immediately understand why and agree with them.  If there are comment sections, the … Continue reading

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Publishing in Scientific Journals Is Obsolete

Let me start with some links that prompted a coalescing of thoughts that had brewed for a long time.  First up we have a study showing how everything causes cancer.  Then we have an editorial on replication of findings in … Continue reading

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