Category: Politics

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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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When Politics Ignores Science

“What’s it like?” Tim Ingalsbee repeated back to me, wearily, when I asked him what it was like to watch California this past week. In 1980, Ingalsbee started working as a wildland firefighter. In...

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Peak Performance

When all the world’s a stage democracy is vulnerable. As the GOP moved from formative to performative the common good gave way to personality.

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Hit the Road, Joad

There are no jobs, certainly enough jobs that exist in the kind of numbers that it would take to employ a mass exodus of Joads like me.

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Chairman Heckler’s Veto

They are bending the will to China because the Chinese government can and will demand it in a way that the US government won’t and can’t.