Tag Archives: David Leonhardt

One America, Two Different Worlds (Jonathan Chait Edition)

First in what promises to be a long-running series It’s news to no one that liberals and conservatives in this great land of ours live in parallel universes. But with the ascension of Hair Apparent Donald J. Trump to the nation’s highest … Continue reading

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The Great Mentioner Mentions Elizabeth Warren

Elizabeth Warren has some serious mojo working right now. She hasn’t even captured the   Democratic nomination for next year’s U.S. Senate race, and already she’s been thrown into the mix for president in 2016. Today’s New York Times features … Continue reading

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Public/Private Sector Compensation Bakeoff (David Leonhardt Edition)

New York Times columnist David Leonhardt has weighed in on the public/private salary rumpus triggered by the Wisconsin union- busting campaign, and he delivers a customarily level-headed verdict: [A]cademic papers spanning more than 30 years have found that government workers receive … Continue reading

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Fun Facts to Know and Tell

New York Times columnist David Leonhardt’s latest piece is a treasure trove of fun facts about medical malpractice. To wit: The direct costs of malpractice lawsuits — jury awards, settlements and the like — are such a minuscule part of … Continue reading

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