If you followed any of the links in yesterday's
collection on the new
Massachusetts mandated health care coverage legislation, you'll also
want to look at today's contribution from Tyler
Cowen. He looks at positives and negatives, concluding:
That all being said, the Massachusetts plan is better than I would have
expected. I am not convinced that the plan will work out badly, at
least relative to feasible alternatives.
Certainly a masterpiece of damning with faint praise, there. As always,
New Hampshire remains a "feasible alternative" to many Massachusetts
residents and businesses sick of being stuck with the bill for its politicians'
Other than that, we have a wish-I'd written from Cathy
Seipp, who blogs on reaction to her article about parents, um,
getting their kids into selective institutions of higher education:
But I won't pretend I was surprised that many people took offense,
especially those high-anxiety
type parents on College Confidential. I guess they detected, just
beneath the surface, my usual impatience with officious blowhards and
took it personally.
And another wish-I'd-written from the good fellas at
Grady on yesterday's nail-biting Red Sox-Orioles game:
One of those everything-hangs-on-every-pitch games where you clutch onto
your precious, slender lead like Roger Ebert straddling the last
cheesecake on the dessert cart, and pray to God and Sonny Jesus that
when the final out is recorded, you'll still have it secured in your
Heh. Roger Ebert. The Red Sox magic number is, as I type, 157.
Speaking of Grady, Bill Mueller has a batting average (0.500) that
matches the won-lost record of his new team (2-2); D. Lowe is scheduled
to pitch in Philly this afternoon; Nomar, unsurprisingly, is on the
15-day DL. It's nice to have a National League team to root for, though.
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