Justin Wolfers and Betsey Stevenson sound like nice enough people and good public citizens but I can't think when I've read anything so hilarious as the slackjawed gushiness of Motoko Rich's joint profile in this morning's Times, all presented in a tone that would qualify the author for the assignment to do Kim Jong-un. She describes a life which, one suspects, is every underemployed Ivy grad's dream: two baby strollers! Nanny with a master's degree! And oh look,Noguchi coffee table (and he doesn't even have to cut his long hair!)! Note to Motoko: read the journalistic mission statement again: it's afflict the comfortable, and comfort the afflicted. Dear god woman, whatever happened to that essential requisite of the good reporter, the crap detector?
No, wait, here is something even funnier than Rich's uncritical admiration: Tyler Cowen's even more gushy endorsement, in which, however, he cannot forebear to remind us that he, too, has Noguchi, and that his kids' nanny, has a PhD.