This weekend I was on the Slate Money podcast with Felix Salmon and Jordan Weissmann.

My annual alcohol consumption

We had a great conversation discussing many things:

We were having a lovely conversation until the very end, when something bad happened that just wasn’t my fault.

Felix said nice things about that insufferable Mariah Carey song “All I want for Christmas is you.” When I attempted to correct the record, Jordan Weissmann offered the rebuttal “You shut your mouth. It is a wonderful song.” At which time we got into a big brawl and pretty much destroyed the Slate studio. Even worse, my wife and daughter heard the podcast and started playing it in my house.

Sadly misguided Mariah Carey fans

[Cross-posted at The Reality-Based Community]

Harold Pollack

Harold Pollack is the Helen Ross Professor at the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago.