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Forum: Diavlog comments 07-20-2009, 08:38 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 35,977
Posted By x9#z6
Re: The Barbaric Yawp (Dayo Olopade & John McWhorter)

Totally agree with Dayo on the explanation for the "wise latina" context. It's probably what Sotomayor meant, it's part of why Obama saw her as a good choice (i.e. empathy) and it also happens to be...
Forum: Diavlog comments 07-06-2009, 09:17 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 82,375
Posted By x9#z6
Re: Special Sex and Palin Edition (Michelle Goldberg & Ann Althouse)

I usually find conservative talking heads to be cynical debaters but I like Ann Althouse and also Matt Lewis. Two nice exceptions to the rule.
Forum: Diavlog comments 06-13-2009, 12:56 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 42,607
Posted By x9#z6
Re: Health Care Showdown (Mark Schmitt & Megan McArdle)

Megan fails to consider other contributing factors to health care costs. We pay insurance companies and MD's way more then other countries. Why?

I thought libertarians despised unions and like...
Forum: Diavlog comments 05-29-2009, 11:37 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 37,239
Posted By x9#z6
Re: oh come on!

The only thing embarrassing is the posting of retard comments like this.
Forum: Diavlog comments 05-29-2009, 03:09 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 37,239
Posted By x9#z6
Forum: Diavlog comments 05-09-2009, 12:45 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 43,599
Posted By x9#z6
Re: Non-Bloodthirsty Edition (John McWhorter & Glenn Loury)

Because it's just and a society should function according to a rule of law! It would appear that McWhorter and Loury feel justice should be selectively applied to crimes for which they have no...
Forum: Diavlog comments 04-08-2009, 02:07 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 15,737
Posted By x9#z6
Re: Trust Us, We're Experts (Noam Scheiber & Megan McArdle)

I like Megan's drive to explain financial crashes as a stochastic process, however, her implication that we should just throw our hands up in the air (hey it's all random anyway) and forget about...
Forum: Diavlog comments 04-08-2009, 01:48 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 15,737
Posted By x9#z6
Re: Trust Us, We're Experts (Noam Scheiber & Megan McArdle)

Why not have institutions that are too big to fail and therefore implicitly require government backing pay a fee for this service same way you pay for your car insurance?
Forum: Diavlog comments 04-06-2009, 03:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,752
Posted By x9#z6
Re: Financial Pneumonia

Great analogy by Mark Thoma. Let's consider his example further. Each car, if it functions properly, is worth $20,000. Like Mark says, some unknown number of cars are total trash and are worth $0....
Forum: Diavlog comments 04-04-2009, 12:08 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 30,251
Posted By x9#z6
Re: Something Epic (Mark Kleiman & Megan McArdle)

Government policies that both encourage the growth of asset bubbles and provide implicit and explicit insurance policies for market bets gone sour, effectively distribute wealth upwards (look at the...
Forum: Diavlog comments 04-04-2009, 02:48 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 30,251
Posted By x9#z6
Re: Something Epic (Mark Kleiman & Megan McArdle)

Megan doesn't like to see policies that distribute more wealth downwards but doesn't mind policies that distribute wealth upwards. It's pretty simple, Megan is simply pro-welfare...for the wealthy. ...
Forum: Diavlog comments 03-06-2009, 03:57 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,779
Posted By x9#z6
Re: Livin' a Thug Life Like Doug Feith

Yo Eli, kick it to em man.
Forum: Diavlog comments 02-28-2009, 01:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,281
Posted By x9#z6
Re: Leaving Iraq

Heather is awesome. Her verbal skills are scary sophisticated. Like, WTF, check out her lead into the Iraq discussion at the beginning of this diavlog. Is this really how she thinks on the fly. ...
Forum: Diavlog comments 02-25-2009, 02:35 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 18,189
Posted By x9#z6
Re: Let's Talk About Talking About Race

I know we're not supposed to lament any of the fine participants on bloggingheads but I don't like this pairing. Peter is one of my favorite writer/commenters and Jonah just brings him down. Sorry.
Forum: Diavlog comments 02-16-2009, 02:25 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 49,268
Posted By x9#z6
Re: Economic Throwdown Edition

I would love, love to see anti vs. pro stimulus academic economists go at it. Mankiw or Barro vs. Krugman would be my bloggingheads dream. It would be great to see how the Harvard guys justify...
Forum: Diavlog comments 02-16-2009, 02:17 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 49,268
Posted By x9#z6
Re: Economic Throwdown Edition

In praise of Megan, I'll say that I thought her point about the how government spending helps to revive the "real" economy is one worth exploring. Clearly, when gov spending draws back we hope the...
Forum: Diavlog comments 02-16-2009, 02:05 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 49,268
Posted By x9#z6
Re: Economic Throwdown Edition

If at first you don't succeed try, try again:

http://bloggingheads.tv/diavlogs/17796?in=44:20&out=46:02

Megan's arguing style here is dangerously close to the circular logic of intelligent...
Forum: Diavlog comments 02-16-2009, 01:20 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 49,268
Posted By x9#z6
Re: Economic Throwdown Edition

Awesome diavlog. Thank you Robert Wright! A couple of thoughts. I'm convinced Megan is a genius and Dean Baker is fast becoming a hero of mine.

Megan is so fast and knows so many facts, it...
Forum: Diavlog comments 02-10-2009, 11:16 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 32,885
Posted By x9#z6
Re: McWhorter and Loury Strike Back

Yes! finally McWhorter and Loury are back. Just my opinion here but I'd very much like to hear much more of these skilled deconstructionists on social topics that extend beyond race...like general...
Forum: Diavlog comments 02-07-2009, 12:51 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 40,552
Posted By x9#z6
Re: The Case for Big Government

This is a good diavlog. I'm also happy to see three macroecon themed diavlog's in a row even if two of them featured libertarians.
Forum: Diavlog comments 02-04-2009, 02:49 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 57,882
Posted By x9#z6
Re: A Humbler Stimulus?

Last post, I promise. Megan, Krugman and DeLong "attacked" you because you said something that was ass-backward...um...at an empirical level. It's ok to make mistakes but refusing to recognize your...
Forum: Diavlog comments 02-04-2009, 02:40 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 57,882
Posted By x9#z6
Re: A Humbler Stimulus?

So the problem with libertarian bloggers is they can often talk nonsensical circles around less verbose opponents. You need to matchup Megan against someone with a good gift for gab and also...
Forum: Diavlog comments 02-04-2009, 02:19 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 57,882
Posted By x9#z6
Re: A Humbler Stimulus?

I'm confused, Megan says no economist in favor of stimulus is willing to make predictions from their models. What about the Romer paper which is much discussed within this very same diavlog.
Forum: Diavlog comments 02-04-2009, 02:06 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 57,882
Posted By x9#z6
Re: A Humbler Stimulus?

I wonder if Megan was so enthusiastic a debater when W was passing his equally gynormous tax cuts.
Forum: Diavlog comments 02-04-2009, 01:53 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 57,882
Posted By x9#z6
Re: A Humbler Stimulus?

Really, a libertarian idealogue is the best you can do to discuss the stimulus. Not cool. This topic deserves a real debate by real experts.
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