– Why we need an individual mandate for health insurance – a short explanation by comparing it to the used car market. Adverse selection is a big problem! (thanks David!)
– Why conservatives can’t get people to work hard is a good look at how hard it is to motivate people, and why building a strong middle-class seems important. (thanks David!)
– The Era of Corporate Profit – corporate profits (after tax) are the highest in the last 50 years, while wage income is at its lowest over the same period (both as shares of GDP). And (surprise, surprise!) corporate taxes are way down.
– A former conservative asks When Did the GOP Lose Touch With Reality?
– The Tuesday Birthday Problem is a long article about a tricky probability question. (the answer depends on how you ask it) I like probability questions, but I tend to steer clear of not-entirely-well-formed ones like this one.