Month: July 28, 2009

Jul 28,2009

The Cocktail Renaissance

I have been remiss in failing to mention my friend and former colleague Robert Messenger’s excellent, longish piece on the rebirth of that classic American concoction, the cocktail. As with...

Jul 28,2009

No, you don’t deserve it

Ezra Klein, Washington Post econo/health-blogger and omniscient child pundit, writes the following: [Bill Kristol] says that the Army health-care system — which is fully socialized — is the best health-care...

Jul 27,2009

Health care reform and kidney donation

I haven’t had much to say on the health care debate because, well, I haven’t given it a ton of thought. It seems to be self-evidently bad — impossible to...

Jul 26,2009

Paying the piper (or just doctors and lawyers)

Matt Yglesias is frustrated with the nutty and dysfunctional nature of “fee-for-service” medicine in which doctors are paid for doing stuff rather than for treating illness. I feel the same...