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Posted at 6:00 PM ET, 12/20/2010


By Ezra Klein

Recap: Chris Christie's Pepsi problem; a world with an individual mandate; and the Democrats hand over some more hostages.


1) Listen to Pinna Storm's 2010 Christmas Mix.

2) The Brickskeller was a terrible bar.

3) Rober Ebert's favorite films from the last year.

4) Is spending time on this sort of thing what people mean when they say government is wasteful and inefficient?

5) Good post from Kevin Drum on taxes and the super-rich.

By Ezra Klein  | December 20, 2010; 6:00 PM ET
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You are living in a time when a black President, with the middle name "Hussein" is signing a bill which allows gays to serve openly in the military.

Drink it in.

Now ignore all those people who pretend like we're stuck in the past. Good things are ahead. Many good things.

Posted by: willows1 | December 20, 2010 6:35 PM | Report abuse

Ezra, thank you for referencing Kevin Drum's post. Please, if you haven't already, read my comments on this in your post that references Cowen as providing "some evidence".

Posted by: RichardHSerlin | December 20, 2010 6:59 PM | Report abuse

richard serlin, i read your comment, and it hardly changes that an elasticity of income of .7 for the rich (usually not limited to the top .1% as in the study cited) is pretty much considered public fiscal economics 101. For example, see monseuir klein's fav liberal economist jonathan gruber in Journal of Public Economics 84, no. 1 (2002).

Posted by: stantheman21 | December 21, 2010 12:35 AM | Report abuse

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