My Faults My Own

One's ponens is another's tollens.

IN WHICH Ross Rheingans-Yoo, a sometimes-poet and erstwhile student of Computer Science and Math, oc­cas­ion­al­ly writes on things of int­erest.

Reading Feed (last update: September 24)

A collection of things that I was happy I read. Views expressed by linked authors are chosen because I think they're interesting, not because I think they're correct, unless indicated otherwise.


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Blog: Marginal Revolution | Solve for the Italian-Libyan equilibrium

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Blog: Marginal Revolution | Intellectual fallout from the likely failure of Graham-Cassidy — "I agree Graham-Cassidy is a bad idea, but every time I hear the critics say it is heartless, or would 'take away' people’s health insurance, or 'kill people,' what I really hear is 'If we let everyone vote again on Obamacare, with a real time balanced budget constraint...'"

Blog: Marginal Revolution | Is there a Rawlsian argument for redistribution as a form of social insurance? — "Rawls is almost always invoked selectively, rarely being applied across national borders or across the generations, cases where it

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The dark joke that was Shkreli's voir dire

Two things. First, these selected quotations from the voir dire of Martin Shkreli's trial for securities fraud are widely understood to be hilarious:

The Court: The purpose of jury selection is to ensure fairness and impartiality in this case. If you think that you could not be fair and impartial, it is your duty to tell me. All right. Juror Number 1.

Juror no. 1: I’m aware of the defendant and I hate him.

[Defense attorney] Benjamin Brafman: I’m sorry.

Juror no. 1: I think he’s a greedy little man.

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The Court: Juror Number 1 is excused. Juror Number 18.

Juror no. 18: Both of my parents are on prescriptions that have gone up over the past few months, so much that they can’t afford their drugs. I have several friends who have H.I.V. or AIDS who, again, can’t afford the prescription drugs

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