Author: Russell Michaels

Russell is inside his own mind, a comfortable yet silly place. He is also on Twitter.
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Perverse Incentives

The key to successful government policy is through perverse incentive mitigation, usually through the Law of Unintended Consequences.

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In Theory

We don’t live in a perfect world. This love of theory is why economics on an academic level is virtually useless.

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The Gang Problem

Even though this answer is rather simple, the people in charge who could make a difference refuse to make the changes necessary and haven’t for decades.

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MovieBob Syndrome

What is MovieBob Syndrome? It is a person who ascribes far more worth and influence to themselves than they actually have. This is narcissism on steroids.

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Ritalin and Me

The obvious problem is that putting children on an amphetamine with side effects that are hard to verbalize means effects that will be undiscovered.