Rage Addiction

Rage Addiction

Columnist Matt Taibbi, in a recent newsletter, lamented that columnists’ target audience has shifted from placid Sunday morning paper perusers to what he dubbed “rage addicts.” His comment was, in the end, self-deprecating and self-aware, but the...
Encouraging The Epidemic

Encouraging The Epidemic

No, not that epidemic. The obesity epidemic. Ours is a marvelously schizophrenic society, and it’s almost nowhere more apparent than in its duality regarding obesity. We hear constant concern about an obesity epidemic, about it being a public health crisis, and...
Knowing IS The Problem

Knowing IS The Problem

Editor’s Note: This is a follow-up to Death By Procedure, which explored the adverse impact of our tortious culture on the pandemic response, and Incentives Matter, wherein we see that the pandemic was subordinate to political gamesmanship. New York Governor...
Knowing IS The Problem

Incentives Matter

Editor’s Note: This is a follow-up to Death By Procedure, which explored the adverse impact of our tortious culture on the pandemic response. Incentives matter. Since everything in America now seems to be all about politics, it should follow that what is done by...
Policy and Experts

Policy and Experts

Back when he was writing a column for the Wall Street Journal’s editorial page (Best of the Web Today) instead of editing it, James Taranto had a daily feature called “What Would We Do Without Experts?” It, clearly, mocked absurd expert opinions, and...