1. Experience tells us that we learn from our experience. Not so, says the Nobel Economist. Seems like there are always experts who ignore the past in preparing for the present and future:
2. Anti-Poverty programs are efforts to help those who need help. Whether it is government or private organizations, David Brooks rightly shows that understanding the effects on the receivers of the programs are probably just as important as what is given:
Dick Armey (the former House majority leader) is a stupid person's idea of what a thoughtful person sounds like.
-- Ezra Klein