I mentioned in an earlier post that I was taking a break from books to read some periodicals. The best two I have read will make you, as David Brooks said, dangerously well-informed.
An Argument for New Liberalism – If you consider yourself a liberal, centrist, or conservative read this article to find out how dems can re-define the party for success. Apparently, this New Republic article is the most talked about piece in dem circles since Nov 2.
How to Think About Prescription Drugs – Malcolm Gladwell has a winning article in the New Yorker with clear prose that has made it totally clear to me what the issues are surrounding prescription drug costs. On this topic, you may also enjoy the posts on the Becker-Posner blog about pharmaceutical patents.
Read. Underline/takenotes/blog so as to remember key points. Repeat.