Current Affairs

"Hey, Kids! Let's Take A Trip Behind The Veil of Ignorance!"

I was aware that there are sharp criticisms of John Rawls's famed "Veil of Ignorance" thought experiment, but I didn't pay any attention: I have no patience for government design relying on abstractions rather than history. But Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry's piece is terrific fun to read. In a few hundred words he utterly eviscerates the use the Left has made of the idea.

"California may be the most desirable place to live in the US, but employers can't recruit 'high-performers' thanks to insane housing prices"

Another one in the ocean of pieces pointing to serious trouble coming from California.

Also see "California Cities' Pension Tab Seen Almost Doubling in 5 Years" and "Required Pension Contributions of California Cities Will Double in Five Years says Policy Institute: Quadruple is More Likely".