Matthew Yglesias

Matthew Yglesias


Author Profession: US Economist
Born: May 18, 1981
Age: 35 years old
Birth Sign: Taurus


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The United States Postal Service has a problem. People aren't sending as much mail as they used to. That means less postage revenue and difficulty paying the bills.

A normal recession disrupts people's lives, but a long recession destroys them. You lose output, prosperity, family stability, self-esteem, and many other qualities on what looks to be a semi-permanent basis.

The environmental movement's focus on the Keystone XL pipeline issue really used to baffle me.

Your time as a manager is finite and valuable.

I'm a liberal - I believe in subsidies for public goods and in regulations to curb harmful externalities, but neither of those things exist when it comes to parking.

It's rare that you have a policy issue that can be solved by throwing more money at the problem, but the technology to make bus service more frequent and equip buses with GPS systems that provide real-time schedule updates to bus stops exists and operates in many parts of the world. We should be installing it in our major cities.

I'm against government-subsidized parking and government-mandated parking.

I'm trying to inform people, so I try to present them with accurate information.

My definition of a friend is somebody who adores you even though they know the things you're most ashamed of. Jodie Foster

One of the luckiest things that can happen to you in life is, I think, to have a happy childhood. Agatha Christie

Most people have a blank slate and can start from nothing. But for me, I had to break a bad habit that I've been doing all of my life, which is freestyle hip-hop. Roshon Fegan

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