Challenging conventional wisdom

I’m often struck by the way conventional wisdom is accepted as fact. But conventional wisdom is not necessarily true. A recent Time magazine article called “The Uncertainty Principle” by Zackary Karabell reviews the conventional wisdom that businesses aren’t hiring because of uncertainty about government policy:The best expression of this thesis came from the U.S. Chamber … Continue reading Challenging conventional wisdom

An interesting take on the election results

If you’ve been depressed about last week’s election results, and the punditry and promises that followed, you might enjoy this Slate.com piece as much as I did.  It’s titled “Pelosi’s Triumph: Democrats didn't lose the battle of 2010. They won it.” by William Saletan, Slate's national correspondent.  Here are some excerpts:Democrats have lost the House, … Continue reading An interesting take on the election results

Can the Republicans really kill health care reform?

Since Tuesday’s elections, the leaders of the new House and Senate majorities have trumpeted their intention to repeal the Affordable Care Act, or at least cut off its funding (although they haven’t said how they’d make up the cost savings that would be lost).  I must admit, the saber-rattling was getting to me.The country does … Continue reading Can the Republicans really kill health care reform?