Re: Interesting Times (Noam Scheiber & Megan McArdle)
I think Megan just forgot to wash off last night's mascara. Anyway, this was really interesting, and I'd love to hear from a "real" doctor with a private practice (not an instructor at a medical school) who could give the doctors view of national health care. And yes, Noam just seems to know enough about financial markets to keep up with Megan, but not enough to offer any strong opinions or analysis. OH, one last thing: as to why people people pull equity out of their house to pay off bills...remember, you can deduct the interest on a line of credit, unlike the interest on your credit cards.