The point that Chait makes here about how a lot of the nonsense about how tax cuts invariably lead to pony and unicorn explosions is borne out of the necessity.
I find this paper interesting for a different reason than Matt does; namely, that it's a classic example of "drawing inferences far beyond what your data can actually support." Even.
Lots of people are still wasting their breath arguing about how effective torture may be. Now, Joshua Tucker of the Monkey Cage is ruminating about the ethical responsibility of social.