Thoughts from Richard Epstein.
Hey, it’s not like this wasn’t perfectly predictable, and predicted.
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Was the site crash caused by rate shock?
[Update a few minutes later]
Wow, even the New York Times is becoming racist:
“These are not glitches,” said an insurance executive who has participated in many conference calls on the federal exchange. Like many people interviewed for this article, the executive spoke on the condition of anonymity, saying he did not wish to alienate the federal officials with whom he works. “The extent of the problems is pretty enormous. At the end of our calls, people say, ‘It’s awful, just awful.’ ”
Interviews with two dozen contractors, current and former government officials, insurance executives and consumer advocates, as well as an examination of confidential administration documents, point to a series of missteps — financial, technical and managerial — that led to the troubles.
It’s almost like these people think politics is more important than actually competently running the government.