April 17, 2017Comments Off on United Airlines, Monopoly/Oligopoly, The Natural Laws of Capitalism
The recent incident in which United Airlines used the Chicago Police Department to enforce its corporate policies has already roused plenty of comments. Many have focused on the clumsiness, even callousness of the policy and --->> read more -->>
April 5, 2017Comments Off on NYTimes Book Review Misses Major Points About US Healthcare
Jacob S. Hacker, Yale professor and author of many books and article critiquing the American political system, economy, and the fate of the poor and middle classes, reviewed a new book, AN AMERICAN SICKNESS: How Healthcare --->> read more -->>
April 5, 2017Comments Off on Building the New American Economy – Not
The title of this short book, only 130 pages, Building the New American Economy: smart, fair, & sustainable by Jeffrey D. Sachs with a foreword by Bernie Sanders (Columbia University Press, 2017) is unfortunately misleading. --->> read more -->>
A central dogma of American politics and culture is the rule of law. The ever present blind scales of justice are trotted out with such regularity that the briefest glimpse serves to remind us that --->> read more -->>
I’ve been looking through Paul Krugman’s textbook Macroeconomics (Krugman and Wells, 4th edition, 2015) and came on Principle #2 – “The opportunity cost of an item—what you must give up in order to get it—is --->> read more -->>
April 1, 2017Comments Off on Affordable Healthcare Act (Obamacare) Review – Rob Bujan
Dan Udell videotaped a presentation on the US healthcare system by Rob Bujan on 3/25/17. I could not attend so I watched Dan’s YouTube video – The discussions towards the end of this presentation (about --->> read more -->>
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