Robert Waldmann

This post about a post by Matthew Yglesias was, in part, motivated by a post by Ezra Klein on how he should’t care how many comments a post gets.

I have noticed that posts with titles including either “soak the rich” or “Social Security” get lots of comments. I don’t want to horn in on Bruce Webb’s turf (and besides he knows what he is talking about) so if another post of mine gets 0 comments, I think I will just entitle an open thread “Soak the Rich.”

I mean what was wrong with it ? It even had a (trying to be) funny title. You kids do remember the advertising slogan for Jaws II (“just when you thought it was safe to get back in the water” a perfect canonical brilliant wonderful use of illogic in the service of commerce) don’t you ?