“…individuals who carry the [Huntington Disease] genetic mutation are up to 5 times as likely as the general population to own long-term care insurance…relatively limited increases in genetic information may threaten the viability of private long-term care insurance.” Oster et al. (2009) “Genetic Adverse Selection: Evidence from Long-Term Care Insurance and Huntington Disease” NBER Working…
“A strong conviction that something must be done is the parent of many bad measures.” Daniel Webster
“A lot of people think government action saved capitalism. It didn’t. Capitalism saved capitalism. A lot of people think the government didn’t have any plans with regard to Lehman Brothers. It did. The plans just didn’t work.” Tom Junod “The Deal of the Century” Esquire.
“The whole notion that the music industry has been operating under for the last 10, 15 years is that every download represents a lost sale. You know, what has radio been except for a free download? People want to hear the music first before they invest in it. If it’s good, they’re going to want…
“I get up every morning determined to both change the world and have one hell of a good time. Sometimes this makes planning my day difficult.” — E.B. White
“When goods do not cross borders, soldiers will.” Frédéric Bastiat
“I mean, a man has to stand for something.” James Woodard, wrongfully convicted of killing his girlfriend 27 years ago, on why he did not lie and admit his guilt during one of the twelve times he came up for parole. The full story is on 60 Minutes.
“Getting old ain’t for sissies.” Lillian Paley, my 95 year-old grandmother
“It ain’t so much the things we don’t know that get us into trouble. It’s the things we do know that just ain’t so.” — Artemus Ward