Megan discusses journalism ethics with a colleague.
Megan McArdle, who faked data about innovation to claim that reforming health care will lead to mass deaths, exclaims that she can't believe someone who faked data is still considered respectable.
I have a hard enough time believing the guy got a book published--I mean, maybe this book is 100% on the level, but who has the time to check all his footnotes to make sure. And when he has the gall to complain--or allow his publishers to do so in his place--that his previous work was unjustly prosecuted, well, both my sympathy and any willingness to suspend my disbelief sort of evaporate. It's like his real academic project is doing case studies of chutzpah.
Projection is apparently one of the pillars of conservatism, the others being obedience, sexual dysfunction, and bow ties.