Tagged: Matthew Yglesias


Should the Left Fear (Or Hate) Its Wonks?

If I am notorious for anything in the blogosphere—other than being that guy who won that thing at the Washington Post that one time—it’s probably my persistent (if gentle) criticism of “The Wonky Left.”[1]...


What Exactly is Overrated Here?

Matt Yglesias thinks empirical evidence is overrated. I am struggling not to say something incredibly snarky here. It seems to me that what’s actually overrated in policy debates is our ability to use an Econ...


Why Couldn’t Hayek Have Been Even Awesomer?

This morning Matthew Yglesias somewhat strangely faults F. A. Hayek for not being sufficiently brilliant, I guess. He quotes The Road to Serfdom as follows: Nor can certain harmful effects of deforestation, or of...