Sunday, August 18, 2013

outsized obsession with minor risks

The Latest from Cafe Hayek
Who’d a-Thunk It?
Posted: 18 Aug 2013 03:50 AM PDT
Obamacare has a depressing effect on ordinary people’s employment prospects.  (HT Bob Murphy)
Quotation of the Day…
Posted: 17 Aug 2013 05:06 AM PDT
… is Art Carden’s letter in today’s Wall Street Journal:
Ms. Oster’s essay speaks to modernity’s outsized obsession with minor risks generated by a news cycle that is constantly warning us about monsters under the bed or in the coffee pot. Fretting about trivial risks is itself risky; it leaves us with less time and attention to deal with more substantial concerns.


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