As the probability of a US default goes from zero to non-zero, what the hell is a safe place to put my retirement money for the next couple of weeks. Currently, I’m doing the appropriate thing of having a Target 20XX fund hold my entire 401(K) as I know that I suck as a money […]
About David Anderson
I'm a research associate at Duke University Margolis Center. I used to be Richard Mayhew, a mid-level bureaucrat at UPMC Health Plan. I started writing here and have not found a reason to stop.
Entries by David Anderson
Dave Weigel at Slate notes that the Dems are amazingly united in their opposition to Republican extortion attempts: They honestly expected a few of the Democrats to crack—after all, four of them are running for re-election in states that voted for Mitt Romney. “If you’re a Mark Pryor,” said Ted Cruz last week, “if you’re a […]
I’ve enjoyably wasted a good chunk of my morning reading about a tipless restaurant (thanks Aimai) When in time we started contemplating the elimination of tips from the Linkery, Ilooked for actual research on the subject, and found Michael Lynn’s then-recently-published“Tip Levels and Service”. This paper shows that in spite of what people think motivates […]
We’re in the biggest open enrollment period of my lifetime. Open Enrollment is when people who don’t have a plan can get a plan and those who have a plan can change plans without penalty. Open Enrollment is a common feature in any non-NHS system including the German, Dutch and Swiss as well as the […]
I am a bad soccer player but a pretty good referee. Last night, I was working a high school game with a former MLS official and an up and coming USSF-5 who has a plausible path to the MLS, on my lines. I set the tone early with a caution for a dive in the box […]