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Monday DeLong Smackdown Watch: Are Defenders of the Tulipmania Rational?: Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds Weblogging

Noted for Your Morning Procrastination for October 7, 2013

  1. "I mostly stopped toying with web development when I was about thirteen and decided CSS was hard. I have zero expertise to judge the quality…. But Jack Hoadley, a health policy analyst at Georgetown, asked a question that warrants attention: how did the rollout of exchanges compare to the rollout of Medicare Part D? As Sarah Kliff reported in June, the Medicare program was even less popular  than Obamacare when in went live in 2005. People don’t still talk about Part D’s glitches—but they happened": Adrianna MacIntyre: Part D lends perspective to the exchange rollout
  2. "The price of solar photovoltaic cells has dropped 99% in the past quarter century. So in an increasing number of markets around the country, solar is at or very close to grid parity": Joe Romm: Must-See Chart
  3. "Success = Talent + Luck. Great Success = A little more Talent plus a lot more Luck. Many successful people find this assertion annoying, since they feel that they have worked very hard to succeed.  As noted in my previous post, these people suffer from survivorship bias: they fail to notice all the other people in the world who worked equally hard but failed to succeed.  (Warren Buffet is a noted exception; he has repeatedly noted that he was in the right place at the right time)": Dennis Whittle: How to Get Lucky
  4. "Washington Rep. Jim McDermott…. 'You can’t deal with ’em. This mess was created by the Republicans for one purpose, and they lost. People in my district are calling in for Obamacare--affordable health care--in large numbers. These guys have lost, and they can’t figure out how to admit it…. So we sit here until they figure out they f---in’ lost'": David Weigel: The intransigence of Democrats, from Obama on down to red-state senators, has surprised the GOP


Plus: Long:

Survivorship Bias « You Are Not So Smart | CBO:The 2013 Long-Term Budget Outlook | Adrianna McIntyre: Reading list |

Plus: Short:

Rob Beschizza: Glenn Greenwald vs. hopelessly unprepared BBC interviewer | Mike Konczal: The ‘non-essential’ parts of government that shut down are actually quite essential | Josh Marshall: California GOP Reaching Out |