Posts Tagged ‘Arnold Kling’

Kling’s Three Laws

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

A good post:

1. Sometimes it’s this way, and sometimes it’s that way.

2. The data are insufficient.

3. The methodology is flawed.

As I’ve aged, I’ve come to embrace this sort of thinking about all the arguments I was so certain of 20 years ago. It is too bad that those that make policy have not learned any humility in their approach to problem solving.


Monday, February 24th, 2014

From Arnold Kling:

At one point in Megan’s book, she writes,

There is a scientific name for people with an especially accurate perception of how talented, attractive, and popular they are–we call them clinically depressed.

And when you fall into that category, Big Pharma will try to sell you pills to fix the situation. What if I am justified in feeling depressed?

I’m going to put a job search tag on this post. It’s all about the job search…

What He Said

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

Arnold Kling:

I could make a case that Congress should insist that the President enforce the law, or else face impeachment. The fact that this suggestion seems absurd says something about the state of the health care law. However, it says even more about the state of our Republic.

Executive Nullification, Once Again, Arnold Kling.

Our government is not staffed with serious people.