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Forum: Diavlog comments 01-14-2011, 01:36 AM
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Posted By Unit
Re: There's nothing more boring than institutional reform.

You're missing the point, I never said we should institutionalize anything that's common. I said that when certain practices become common for both sides of a repeated 2-person game, you might...
Forum: Diavlog comments 01-13-2011, 08:18 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 19,284
Posted By Unit
Re: Take Three (Mickey Kaus & David Frum)

Restrictions on the supply cut both ways though. On one hand, as you say, it makes for harder training (and I'm not going to question here whether theoretical training in school is better than...
Forum: Diavlog comments 01-13-2011, 08:11 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 19,284
Posted By Unit
Forum: Diavlog comments 01-13-2011, 08:11 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 19,284
Posted By Unit
Re: There's nothing more boring than institutional reform.

Do you seriously want to equate the filibuster to slavery?
Forum: Diavlog comments 01-13-2011, 08:09 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 19,284
Posted By Unit
Re: There's nothing more boring than institutional reform.

I doubt you would find people wanting to play the tazer version of football that you're advocating and the fact that it doesn't exist is proof enough of the absurdity of your example. On the other...
Forum: Diavlog comments 01-13-2011, 05:33 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 19,284
Posted By Unit
Re: There's nothing more boring than institutional reform.

By the way Don, if a practice becomes common then maybe it should be "institutionalized", i.e. should be entered in the rule-book. The filibuster is become more popular in recent years or both sides,...
Forum: Diavlog comments 01-13-2011, 09:06 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 19,284
Posted By Unit
Re: Take Three (Mickey Kaus & David Frum)

Can you elaborate on what you mean by "the competitive aspect"?

As I said there are many ways to restrict supply in the medical profession and one of the most egregious ones, in my view, is how...
Forum: Diavlog comments 01-12-2011, 11:52 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 19,284
Posted By Unit
Re: Take Three (Mickey Kaus & David Frum)

Medical education is overpriced + several other interventions ---> Healthcare providers are scarce, which ----> Healthcare providers are overpaid.

It's simple theory of supply: if you restrict it,...
Forum: Diavlog comments 01-12-2011, 12:40 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 19,284
Posted By Unit
Re: There's nothing more boring than institutional reform.

But you probably wouldn't be ok with a culture where at every election the winners not only occupy the old offices and clean out the shelves of the previous guy, but also reverse all the...
Forum: Diavlog comments 01-12-2011, 12:36 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 19,284
Posted By Unit
Re: There's nothing more boring than institutional reform.

Actually I'm all for judicial activism. I think it's far-superior to "law-making".



Good luck. Even changing simple rules like "no-zone-defense" in a simple game like basketball can generate...
Forum: Diavlog comments 01-11-2011, 11:34 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 19,284
Posted By Unit
There's nothing more boring than institutional reform.

People that like to speculate on how this or that fix will do wonderful things for the democratic process should be asked this simple question: how much tinkering do you want to do? If the wonderful...
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