The new Republican ACA replacement plan by Senators Cassidy and Collins has an interesting logic to it. The way they make it sound in the fact sheet is that blue states can keep the ACA, purple states can go with ACA lite, and red states can just say fuggetaboutit to any federal support. The governing… Read more
Over at WaPo. Perhaps this is kind of a “duh” at this point, but I keep reading articles premised on the belief that our new president means what he says. But he doesn’t and that creates a unique set of challenges.
I wanted to add some quantitative analysis to my WaPo piece from yesterday, which argued for remembering the importance Dr. King’s “institutional” analysis, which gives a far greater role to power and systemic norms than your basic market-forces analysis. I noted that Dr. King became increasingly committed to full employment—the slide below is from the… Read more
My statistics professors would legitimately disown me for posting these results from a Twitter poll I ran yesterday on respondents’ guesses re the likelihood that the R’s corporate tax replacement–the destination based cash flow tax (DBCFT)–becomes law. A “convenience sample,” a sampling framework that makes no attempt at representativeness, is the worst kind of sample,… Read more
They’re all connected, as I argue over at WaPo. If you’ve got an idea for how, in the interest of insulation from the whims of fact-averse appropriators, to best self-fund our statistical agencies, leave it in the comments section.