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Re: Pick Your Poisson

Post by JasonL » 04 May 2019, 19:36

The derby disqualification put me in the money with Tacitus to show. $200 payoff. Feels weird.

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Re: Pick Your Poisson

Post by Hugh Akston » 04 May 2019, 21:03

Country House came in at 65:1, so I'm sure the money Putin spread around the judges room paid off.
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Re: Pick Your Poisson

Post by JasonL » 04 May 2019, 21:05

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Re: Pick Your Poisson

Post by Warren » 04 May 2019, 21:22

In. Our. Wagering. Systems.
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Re: Pick Your Poisson

Post by D.A. Ridgely » 04 May 2019, 21:34

Listen, if there was credible evidence the Russians were meddling in the NFL or March Madness our ICBMs would already be on their way to Moscow.

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Re: Pick Your Poisson

Post by thoreau » 11 May 2019, 14:33

This National Review article argues that Sweden is far more capitalist than socialist:

https://www.nationalreview.com/magazine ... apitalist/

Fair enough.

But I'm pretty sure that if somebody proposed that the US adopt Swedish-style social policy this meme would apply.
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Re: Pick Your Poisson

Post by Mo » 11 May 2019, 16:31

Passenger rail in Sweden is run by SJ AB, which is owned by the Swedish government. The other major operator’s largest owner is the ... Norwegian government. One thing a lot of Americans miss with “privately owned” rail operators in Europe is that a lot of them are state owned, but by a different state.
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Re: Pick Your Poisson

Post by JasonL » 11 May 2019, 20:13

thoreau wrote:This National Review article argues that Sweden is far more capitalist than socialist:

https://www.nationalreview.com/magazine ... apitalist/

Fair enough.

But I'm pretty sure that if somebody proposed that the US adopt Swedish-style social policy this meme would apply.
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It’s the debate we should be having. Swedish style social programs funded in a credible way like Sweden does vs something closer to what we have now. Neither side wants that. You could do that exact meme where instead of talking about the programs you were talking about funding. Double taxes on low and middle income people immediately. But but social democracy! Right. That’s the version that works. You all, ALL, pay a horrifying tax rate.

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Post by Andrew » 12 May 2019, 01:36

JasonL wrote:
11 May 2019, 20:13
It’s the debate we should be having. Swedish style social programs funded in a credible way like Sweden does vs something closer to what we have now. Neither side wants that. You could do that exact meme where instead of talking about the programs you were talking about funding. Double taxes on low and middle income people immediately. But but social democracy! Right. That’s the version that works. You all, ALL, pay a horrifying tax rate.
We'll just tax the rich. And the corporations in their corporation buildings acting all corporationy. Then we won't need high income taxes and VAT for all.
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Pick Your Poisson

Post by Mo » 12 May 2019, 12:46

JasonL wrote:
thoreau wrote:This National Review article argues that Sweden is far more capitalist than socialist:

https://www.nationalreview.com/magazine ... apitalist/

Fair enough.

But I'm pretty sure that if somebody proposed that the US adopt Swedish-style social policy this meme would apply.
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It’s the debate we should be having. Swedish style social programs funded in a credible way like Sweden does vs something closer to what we have now. Neither side wants that. You could do that exact meme where instead of talking about the programs you were talking about funding. Double taxes on low and middle income people immediately. But but social democracy! Right. That’s the version that works. You all, ALL, pay a horrifying tax rate.
Taxes alone isn’t the right comparison. You need taxes plus health care spend to see the real comparison. By that metric, Americans are basically at OECD average in line with Canadians, but 30% below Scandinavia.

https://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2011 ... ax-burden/
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Pick Your Poisson

Post by JasonL » 12 May 2019, 16:50

Yeah that’s not exactly right - the more discretion you see in US health spending the worse that analysis is. It’s an offset but not an inelastic one. If we really want to dive in I’d add price level.

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Re: Pick Your Poisson

Post by Mo » 12 May 2019, 17:54

I would suspect that discretionary spending is higher outside the US because of uncovered items. At the very least, I would say it’s a really tough but to crack. Also, I wonder how medical tourism is counted.
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Re: Pick Your Poisson

Post by JasonL » 12 May 2019, 18:24

I suspect it’s significantly higher here - the bucket of discretionary + non necessary. There is no cultural authority on This is Good Enough Care whereas in most countries government agencies do that explicitly. I think that influences things quite a bit. The Dartmouth cross country comparison reveals quite a bit of variance I suspect doesn’t exist elsewhere.

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