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James A. White

Blog Entries by James A. White

The Grass Is Always Greener on Someone Else's Course

(1) Comments | Posted January 29, 2013 | 5:28 PM

Phil Mickelson's recent bout of tax-rate envy, from which he made a quick recovery, reflected some widely held misperceptions, the correction of which might lead us to more harmony and better policy.

Mickelson, known as Lefty, is admired both for his outstanding skill and for his magnanimity towards volunteers, spectators,...

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It's Worse Than It Looks, But It Can Get Better

(0) Comments | Posted January 23, 2013 | 4:47 PM

Accurately identifying the primary cause of America's ineffective government is a necessary step in repairing that government's functionality. Recent books by Thomas Mann and Norman Ornstein, and Nate Silver, read together, are a good place to start.

Silver's outstanding book, The Signal and the Noise, is ostensibly about predictions but...

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