June 27, 2017Comments Off on The Rule of Law, Justice, American Delusions
Fairness, an equal shake, blind justice, jury of peers, rule of law…Amendments IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, and XIV…. these are all ubiquitous and universally applauded features of American life. Like blind lady justice they --->> read more -->>
June 26, 2017Comments Off on Healthcare and Markets – why don’t they work together?
A consistent chattering point in American discussions of healthcare is the claim that if we can only bring transparency and competition to healthcare we will drive prices down and bring sanity to healthcare. The rest --->> read more -->>
June 24, 2017Comments Off on The Democratic Party and Healthcare – Preserving Obamacare Cannot Be The End Game
While our current attention is on the Republican Party’s transfer of wealth to the rich and corporations through the charade of a healthcare reform, the Democratic Party needs to face up to its future and --->> read more -->>
June 23, 2017Comments Off on The Republican Party – vicious at the edges
A brief review of how the so-called moderates and the fundamentalist right wing of the Republican Party are reacting to the Senates healthcare bill demonstrates how fundamentally vicious and immoral the whole party is. Though --->> read more -->>
June 22, 2017Comments Off on Vicious Republicans Not Trump Are The Problem
With today’s release of the Senate’s version of the Republican healthcare bill we see clearly that the Republican Party is a vicious, immoral pack of angry white people – mostly men it would appear from --->> read more -->>
from the New York Times an article that covers some earlier history of the US healthcare industry. How Did Health Care Get to Be Such a Mess? By CHRISTY FORD CHAPIN “The problem with American health --->> read more -->>
June 18, 2017Comments Off on Slavery in Hudson and nearby – continued
My earlier post on this topic was picked up by Gossips of Rivertown. That brought a reference from David Marston to a new source: Radical Cartography where the results of the 1790 Census (the first --->> read more -->>
June 17, 2017Comments Off on Recently Noted – free-market capitalism
Companies must externalize as many costs as possible in free-market capitalism. Without adequate government protections you will end up with this kind of environment. from the New York Times: Nearly 14,000 Companies in China Violate --->> read more -->>
It is doubtless a fact that most Northerners, including the writer, think that slavery in America was a Southern problem. In the North slavery was an occasional institution, or so we think. A week ago --->> read more -->>
June 12, 2017Comments Off on Trump’s Innovations in Governing – the cabinet meeting
Just when you might be thinking that Trump should be paying attention to the burgeoning scandals and corruption that surround him; perhaps today he might be thinking about his next Twitter storm; how he might --->> read more -->>
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