Monthly Archives: May 2011

Defending Government

I recently heard a commentary about the struggle between Republicans and Democrats on Vermont Public Radio that seemed counter intuitive, if not totally mistaken. In “Battle of the Titans”,  Bill Schubart argues that the battle in Washington: is not over … Continue reading

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The Safety Net and New Hampshire Tradition

Mike Fernald in an article published in Blue Hampshire gives us a historical account of the safety net that is threatened by NH House and Senate Republican-Libertarians. If you follow New Hampshire politics you will recall the strong reaction to … Continue reading

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Supply Side Economics — Is the Experiment Over?

David Kay Johnston wonders why the experiment  isn’t over:    (complete article is here). You would think that whether this grand experiment worked would be settled after three decades. You would think the practitioners of the dismal science of economics would … Continue reading

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Being Wrong — Overcoming Mistakes Ain’t Easy (part 2)

*note — this is a sequel to an earlier post on Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error by Kathryn Schulz. To pick up where we left off, our problem with “being wrong” is twofold: (1) we are often … Continue reading

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