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by JasonL
Yesterday, 23:29
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2024 for AOC
Replies: 82
Views: 1074

Re: Calling 2024 for AOC

I start getting uncomfortable when people suggest that the utterances of political actors aren't worthy of scorn. Of course they are worthy of scorn. They say things for political reasons. Collisions with truth are incidental and reflected carnival mirror like into absurdities that suggest a favorab...
by JasonL
Yesterday, 22:54
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2024 for AOC
Replies: 82
Views: 1074

Re: Calling 2024 for AOC

That’s her move.
by JasonL
Yesterday, 17:41
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2024 for AOC
Replies: 82
Views: 1074

Re: Calling 2024 for AOC

Is the idea that the entire demsoc movement is going to be impotent or just AOC?
by JasonL
Yesterday, 17:40
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"
Replies: 7808
Views: 268145

Re: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"

You might as well have sent that straight to painboy's soul.
by JasonL
16 Jan 2019, 17:09
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How do you solve a problem like a MAGA?
Replies: 175
Views: 3062

How do you solve a problem like a MAGA?

You guys are a lot more certain than most legal commenters I’ve seen about how clear the violation on emoluments is. You would be expanding the case law to get a) the president at all; b) arguing that having a hotel or resort or other business transaction is basically the same as taking a salary fr...
by JasonL
16 Jan 2019, 11:40
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2024 for AOC
Replies: 82
Views: 1074

Re: Calling 2024 for AOC

The question is do I believe there are mechanisms that tend to constrain forever into the future growth of debt to gdp, and the answer is yes I believe there are such mechanisms. The history of debt to gdp is wavy not linear up forever. Namely, we pay low taxes and moderate increases in taxes over a...
by JasonL
16 Jan 2019, 09:27
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2024 for AOC
Replies: 82
Views: 1074

Re: Calling 2024 for AOC

She could lay waste to the economy if she means anything she says. Don't you normally bitch about hyperbole? I submit that she's not demonstrably worse than Trump by that strandard. Depends how seriously you take her spending desires on top of what we have now. Yes I agree if she gets nothing she w...
by JasonL
15 Jan 2019, 18:40
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2024 for AOC
Replies: 82
Views: 1074

Re: Calling 2024 for AOC

ACA was non trivial.
by JasonL
15 Jan 2019, 18:39
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2024 for AOC
Replies: 82
Views: 1074

Re: Calling 2024 for AOC

She could lay waste to the economy if she means anything she says. Don't you normally bitch about hyperbole? I submit that she's not demonstrably worse than Trump by that strandard. Depends how seriously you take her spending desires on top of what we have now. Yes I agree if she gets nothing she w...
by JasonL
15 Jan 2019, 15:13
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Video Games!
Replies: 2626
Views: 139291

Re: Video Games!

Having played ADD of various flavors but not Pathfinder per se - I was not prepared for how powerful everything gets very quickly.
by JasonL
15 Jan 2019, 15:05
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2024 for AOC
Replies: 82
Views: 1074

Re: Calling 2024 for AOC

She could lay waste to the economy if she means anything she says.
by JasonL
15 Jan 2019, 14:12
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come
Replies: 339
Views: 17534

Re: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come

His good graces ephameral.
by JasonL
15 Jan 2019, 11:48
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6146
Views: 164127

Re: Orange is the new President

Would have thought he'd go taco salad.
by JasonL
15 Jan 2019, 11:15
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Video Games!
Replies: 2626
Views: 139291

Re: Video Games!

Bob in Overwatch can go die in a fire.
by JasonL
14 Jan 2019, 15:40
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Rand Paul.....sigh.
Replies: 1204
Views: 55789

Re: Rand Paul.....sigh.

I think Rand Paul's comments are closer to morally right than morally wrong. If there are two of us and I have a right to health care and so do you who gets to make the other person provide their care. This is not a problem with public provision of healthcare per se, it's a problem with discussing s...
by JasonL
14 Jan 2019, 12:18
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Libertarian Diskanen
Replies: 116
Views: 1815

Re: Libertarian Diskanen

I'm basically trying to figure out how to address the 5% of patients creating 50% of healthcare dollars without saying "the only answer is for the other 95% of cases have to be governed by single payer mandates with price caps". I think you have to treat dramatic edge cases with some care and hold t...
by JasonL
14 Jan 2019, 09:00
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Libertarian Diskanen
Replies: 116
Views: 1815

Re: Libertarian Diskanen

The first step has to be that they don't get to veto all competition in local markets. The second step is probably something that allows national insurer pools. I don't know that you get there with just those things though. It's one reason I'm increasingly convinced you might need a system that uses...
by JasonL
13 Jan 2019, 22:04
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Libertarian Diskanen
Replies: 116
Views: 1815

Re: Libertarian Diskanen

They don't have the power after hospital groups formed. Also when they had the power everyone hated them for making people die by saying no sometimes.
by JasonL
13 Jan 2019, 18:59
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Libertarian Diskanen
Replies: 116
Views: 1815

Re: Libertarian Diskanen

If the third party has a) the market power and b) the incentives, you can triangulate provider costs. It fails now because providers are way more regionally powerful than insurers. The other thing is end of life care and extreme cost events. Someone has to say no. One advantage of doing national pro...
by JasonL
12 Jan 2019, 14:10
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Libertarian Diskanen
Replies: 116
Views: 1815

Re: Libertarian Diskanen

I too like that list a lot. I suspect universal provision for catastrophic care will also ultimately be needed. It's the niskanen plan.
by JasonL
10 Jan 2019, 17:25
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9433
Views: 352764

Re: Petty annoyances

We use tiered messaging that conveys a normalish hold time up to a break point then switches to higher than anticipated volumes under contingency. Sometimes we can flex heads to pick up the slack, but we have to do what we can to get trading activity on those days through the web portal - there's so...
by JasonL
10 Jan 2019, 16:40
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9433
Views: 352764

Re: Petty annoyances

It's legitimately hard in some businesses - especially those with connection to markets. I have to monitor service levels including hold times with financial penalties on the line. We have very sophisticated predictive models, and we are one tweet away from not making it. Also, you would not pay for...
by JasonL
10 Jan 2019, 16:33
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Tiny Triumphs
Replies: 1027
Views: 64054

Re: Tiny Triumphs

Head too small. Complexion insufficiently cheetonic.
by JasonL
10 Jan 2019, 14:44
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Putin on the Writs
Replies: 368
Views: 15287

Re: Putin on the Writs

I’m on team nonsense from day 1. Too much history of secret weapons being system failures or environmental.