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Brad DeLong


July 27, 2017, 8:18 pm, 1766625

Must-Read: Dylan Scott: The Obamacare repeal debate is now a completely bonkers game of chicken: "On Thursday evening, mere hours before the Senate is supposed to vote on a health care bill, the United States Capitol is in chaos... https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/7/27/
16053268/senate-obamacare-repeal-chaos

...This ...


July 27, 2017, 8:18 pm, 1766626

Live from the Orange-Haired Baboon Cage: Ryan Lizza: Anthony Scaramucci Called Me to Unload About White House Leakers, Reince Priebus, and Steve Bannon: "He started by threatening to fire the entire White House communications staff. It escalated from there... http://www.newyorker.com/news/ryan-lizza/anthony-s
caramucci-called-me-to-unload-about-white-house-le
akers-reince-priebus-and-steve-bannon/amp


July 27, 2017, 12:18 pm, 1766482

Comment of the Day: HOW WOULD HEALTH-CARE REFORM AFFECT PATIENT HEALTH? http://www.bradford-delong.com/2017/07/must-read-n
aughty-naughty-marty-you-know-better-you-say-patie
nts-in-the-oregon-medicaid-study-show-no-signif.ht
ml?cid=6a00e551f08003883401bb09b314fc970d#comment-
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: Who-whom-John Donne-Great-Uncle Ernest Hemingway:

howard: What has happened is that you now see feldstein for whom he is, not for whom you hoped he was.

...


July 27, 2017, 12:18 pm, 1766481

Should-Read: Josh Marshall: Trumpism Distilled: "Scaramucci has managed to become a compressed, crystallized version of all the ridiculousness of Trumpism... http://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/trumpism-disti
lled

...He has gone to the unprecedented and almost unimaginable extremity of publicly accusing the White House Chief of Staff of ...


July 27, 2017, 10:18 am, 1766443

Must-Read: Matthew Yglesias: Senate Republicans’ approach to health care is bizarre and appalling: "Nobody can tell exactly what Senate Republicans are doing with Americans’ health care, largely because they keep lying about it... https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/7/27/
16040284/senate-republicans-health-care-lies

...Five days ago, John McCain called on ...


July 26, 2017, 4:18 pm, 1766165

Comment of the Day: JEC: HOW WOULD HEALTH-CARE REFORM AFFECT PATIENT HEALTH?: "I'd also point out that Marty is performing the 'null hypothesis bait-and-switch', which relies on nobody noticing that you've swapped the maintained and null hypotheses... http://www.bradford-delong.com/2017/07/must-read-n
aughty-naughty-marty-you-know-better-you-say-patie
nts-in-the-oregon-medicaid-study-show-no-signif.ht
ml?cid=6a00e551f08003883401b8d299d84a970c#comment-
6a00e551f08003883401b8d299d84a970c

And he's pretty ...


July 26, 2017, 12:18 pm, 1766082

Comment of the Day: Charles Steindel: Monday Smackdown: Republican Economists Burn Yet More of Their Reputations Department...: "John F. Cogan, Glenn Hubbard, John B. Taylor, and Kevin Warsh... a very odd comment in their report... http://www.bradford-delong.com/2017/07/monday-smac
kdown-republican-economists-burn-yet-more-of-their
-reputations-department.html?cid=6a00e551f08003883
401b8d299a01b970c#comment-6a00e551f08003883401b8d2
99a01b970c

...


July 26, 2017, 12:18 pm, 1766081

Should-Read: Mike Bird and Christopher Whittall: The Speech That Transformed European Markets—Five Years Later: "European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi.... 'Within our mandate, the ECB is ready to do whatever it takes to preserve the euro and believe me: It will be enough'... https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-speech-that-chang
ed-european-marketsfive-years-later-1501061404

Sho
uld-Read: Mike ...


July 26, 2017, 10:18 am, 1766031

Must-Read: Naughty, naughty, Marty...

You know better.

You say: "Patients in the Oregon Medicaid study show no significant improvement in clinical physical health outcomes". You know as well as I do that you should say: "Patients in the Oregon Medicaid study showed the expected and ...


July 25, 2017, 6:18 pm, 1765824

Live from Cyberspace: Metaphors for Programming Department: Python νB Gandalf the Grey confronting unexpected behavior from a pandas.DataFrame: